I say BULL, OR with your luck do not go anywhere near the racetrack. I have handled dozens; shot a VersaMax and a Sporting last weekend, and I have seen zero issues. A friend got a 700 in November and it is shooting beautifully. I am not saying they are all perfect, or all bad.
I have 870s that have had handled thousands of rounds without issue and 700s that drive tacks... I've bought two other 700s built recently that have functioned fine... But... I've spent my hard earned money on three new expensive turds and that's why I'm bitter about Remington Arms CO in recent years...
A good read on my Remington woes...