Whilst this thread is old I am wondering how so many people it seems cannot operate a simple mechanism safely
it beggars belief.
The legal profession really has it's claws into the populace it seems. As soon as some one phucks up it's got to be the manufacturers fault and they worm outta their holes as they smell the blood money.
While reading through this I wondered how I and many thousands of rifle users with makes Like BSA, Parker-Hale, Brno, CZ not to mention all the rifles fitted with Timney triggers quite manage to operate these without having negligent discharges.
It's not the rifles fault after it's an inanimate object incapable of thought or action it comes solely down to negligence on the operator.
The only time I had a rifle go off as I closed the bolt was on a BSA CF2 when I adjusted the trigger to finely
As I was prone with muzzle pointing towards the target there was only a slight embarrassment on my part and the rifle was put aside until I could get home and pull the stock to re-adjust the trigger with more sear engagement and a slightly heavier trip on the sett trigger. Lesson learnt
test more thoroughly before heading out to shoot!
As the OP won't own a browning rifle due to this type of safety it's a pretty safe bet he has never owned or used any of those makes I mentioned. I supposed there is something to say about closed minds. At least I tried a few Remington 700's before deciding I didn't like them
[size=78%]Oh yes and the three position safety was designed while Winchester didn't know how to make a bolt action rifle in about 1890 or so.[/size]