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Old 01-13-2010, 10:47 AM
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Savage bolt a little sticky

Hey guys, I just got a Savage (Flat rear) with a ER Shaw .338-06 Barrel and BC Carbolite stock. I noticed when I chamber a round that half way down it gets a little difficult to close the bolt. Any suggestions as to why or how I could fix this? thanks guys!
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:20 AM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

i got a couple questions. Has it always done it? Do you reload your own shells? May be bullet hitting lands
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:23 AM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

I just got it last night. But yes I do reload my own, but these rounds were reloaded by the gentleman that I got it from. I didn't take notice if the bullets looked like they had been pushed into the lands.

It closes easily with no round in the chamber, but I notice it feels like it rubbed against the stock maybe. When I get home tonight I'm going to take the stock off and see.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:34 AM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

if the bullets are pushing into the lands then thats what your problem most likely is although thats not really a problem. Some bullets get there best accuracy when touching the lands.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:38 PM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

Sounds like the headspace could be set tight.

How does it close on a sized piece of brass?
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:41 PM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

I dont know, Im going to try that when I get home later on.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:57 PM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

You might need to trim the brass or he had been neck sizing only and you need to FL size the brass.

Are these fire formed 06 cases? The body may have expanded to much if the shoulders were pushed to far back when necked up?

Load up a couple that has been fired in this chamber and FL size and trim.
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