Gun in question is a late 90's Remington 700 in 300 RUM. After this weekends hunt I unloaded the mag and double checked the empty chamber. When I turned the safety off the firing pin released. I am %100 certain I did not touch the trigger. I lifted the bolt and closed it, put the safety on, and turned the safety off and it fired again. This happened three times in a row.
This happened once before, about five years ago, with the same gun. I turned it into a smith and they could not find the problem and it never happened again until tonight. Tomorrow I will be turning the gun into a differnt smith, but in the mean time I'm looking for possible causes of this problem.
After a couple google searches there is documented cases of this occuring with Rem 700 actions, but no reasons why.