CNBC is airing a 1 hour documentary on the Remington 700 and lawsuits over accidental firing, Oct 20 10pm ET I recall hearing this in the news a while back, and it's probably been discussed on Internet forums many times before.
I got a model 700 in 6mm when I was 13 or 14 in 1974 or 1975. I will never forget aiming at a deer, reaching for the safety, and the gun firing. Fortunately, I was just embarrassed at missing the deer. The men assured me I must have had my finger on the trigger, but I didn't. I will always believe the gun malfunctioned. I look forward to seeing this.