Great Rams III
Sounds like that fella needs either a larger caliber or better aim.
Remington model 700′s have had problems in the past with it’s trigger/safety mechanism. I was in a gun shop years ago, when the owner brought out a 700 and worked the action and told me to put it on safety. When I pushed the safety forward, the firing pin dropped. There were a number of incidents where some people were hurt or killed by the rifles that were defective. Remington paid them off, and stipulated they were not defective and refused to accept responsibility for the incidents. They have for years denied any claims that the trigger/safety mechanisms were defective, in spite of the so called “accidents”. In this case, I don’t question the damage on this particular rifle, but I have never bought a Remington model 700 because of the earlier incidents. As far as I know, they have never changed the trigger/safety mechanism and will never admit they had a problem. It’s cheaper to pay off any claims, than to recall all the 700′s on the market, because there’s to many of them out there. It’s not cost effective!
Great article. I have been thinking about trying something like this in my area top get some more used guns into my shop.
Had a similar experience with a shotgun. We had hunted all morning in the bitter cold and snow. When we got back I wiped the gun down and put it in a cold room. Several hours later I picked it up and noticed that the bolt had rusted and pitted badly from the condensation. I cycled the action and it ground. I took the gun back and got my money back.
The negligence is in carrying a weapon that can discharge so easily. There are plenty of hand guns that can be dropped without a risk of discharge. Gun control is not only about hitting your intended target but also about controlling the gun when it is mishandled. Get a Kel-Tec or LCP or such other small hand gun.
Guns that can fire when dropped are obsolete safety wise. Just like driving a Pinto. Get rear ended in a Pinto and have the gas tank explode and the Pinto owner is also at fault for having such a dangerous car.