Misinformed safety measure ? I dont get it. Are you saying I am misinformed ? I understand very well the mechanics of the Remington 700 trigger and action, as well as most other firearms.
The older Rem 700 bolt locking safetys lock the bolt from opening when safety is engaged, a feature that is very desireable to me in a big game rifle. Accordingly, I have coverted all my 700s I use for big game hunting to locking bolts, as they came factory equipped through 1982. This particular rifle was my only 700 that did not have the bolt factory machined for the bolt locking safety, so I modified it accordingly.