It was about a few years ago I watched this special on tv about problems that the model 700 is claimed to have, but I think it was only a problem with a very small number of rifles. Very small. They were saying that the basic mechanisms in the 700's bolt action can cause it to fire either without actually pulling the trigger, or when the safety is on but I dont remember exactly what the problem was. But there was a whole documentary that included the actual designer of the 700 who agreed with this issue. I have owned a 700 in .223 for quite a time now, maybe 20 years, and it belonged to my father who bought it a few years before he gave it to me, and between the two of us its been flawless. I have seen lots of people over the years who own 700's and never heard any problems from them. Has anyone else heard of this or had any problems with a 700?