Sorry but that's BS. A model 700 cannot fire with the bolt open.If you are referring to remington under fire, then yes it has been out for a while. I had a model 700 .270 accidentallly discharge last year. Squeezed the trigger on a pig but the gun didn't fire. Thinking I had a bad round I brought the gun to my lap, opened the bolt and bang! I had never heard of the problems untill that happened to me. Seems to have been going on for a while. I'll never buy another Remington of any kind after that experience.
Yes it's an old story and it's full of BS.The Remington story is on msnbc, I take it this is an old story?
Sorry but that's BS. A model 700 cannot fire with the bolt open.