Joseph, You are a little behind the curve on this one. All that ballyhoo about Rems going off was proven to be pretty much poppy cock. I saw the TV show you mention, largely crap. My dad once tried to tell me the same thing as "it" happened to him one time. But I know damn well it was careless handling that did. I have owned and still own many 700's over the years, both old and new and never had one go off without help from my trigger finger. Its not impossible of course, it could happen but I seriously doubt the US military would keep going back and using such a dangerous rifle it was true. Sometimes when triggers get lightened a bit too much it can produce a slam fire of sorts. Perhaps there was some of that going on if anything.