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Old December 17, 2010, 03:06 PM   #2
James K
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Remington changed that safety so the gun could be loaded/unloaded with the safety on, reducing at least the chance of an accident. The idea of locking down the bolt handle was to keep it from being moved up by a tree branch, or a hunter's clothing, keeping the gun from firing when needed. Both arguments have validity, but I guess Remington decided an accidental discharge was worse (from a legal viewpoint) than not getting a deer.

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