Originally Posted by pkluge
im new to this forum, but have seen alot of great advice. I have a rem700- blueprinted, keiger barrel in .280AI, jewel trigger, and stock walnut stock glass beded. all was very well- sub 1/2moa groups at 200yds. then I made a big mistake. I was looking to work up loads to 3000fps on 160gr partitions. Not sure what happened, but one round cronyed at 3200fps, i felt powder come back into my face, and the round would not extract. at the powder range I was using- I was shooting 3025fps. I pulled the bolt and had to work on getting the stuck shell out. when it came out the primer pocket was toast (no primer) and a burr was on the end of the bolt. It seems it ripped about 1/4 of the end of the bolt metal- kinda like a hangnail. The burr is still attached, the bolt will close, and it will fire the very low pressure round I tried . The question is: what should I do to fix this. I am considering a new bolt- but am really clueless as to the direction.
The burr is probably brass and could be picked off with a stainless dental pick.
You need to watch much more closely in the future for pressure signs. You probably haven't done any irrepairable harm but you got very lucky.
I had something similar occur with a Model 70 years ago when I made the mistake of taking my handloads which were at or above Max but performed flawlessly in my Ruger number one and fired one in the M-70.
If you have any questions take it to a good gunsmith in your area and let him fix it.
EDTA: I replied to the first post and didn't see JE's or the pictures.
DEFINITELY take his advice and take it to a gunsmith. Time for a new bolt.