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Old 01-13-2010, 05:12 PM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

Sounds like the brass was neck sized and the shoulder was bump back just enough to give a little resistance. JohnnyK.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:00 AM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

I went home last night and tried working the bolt with loaded ammo, new sized brass, and shot brass and they all were sticky.

I took the barreled actio out of the stock and the bolt worked smoothly. I saw where it looked like the bolt knob was rubbing againsty the stock and I relieved it a bit and put the stock back on and it was much smoother.

It also looked like the bolt head has some abrasion marks on it too. Anyway I can smooth the inside out or fix that somehow?
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:32 AM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

Your front action screw maybe to long and causing the rubbing on your bolt head. When I did some work to my brothers rifle, that was the problem with his. When I had my 300WSM reamed it needed to go back to the Gunsmith after a little while. The chamber required some polishing and the head spacing backed off. Everything was a little too tight. It worked just fine after that until I fried the barrel. You may want to have the chamber looked at for any rough spots, or head spacing. My problem was loading neck sized only brass and ejecting spent rounds.

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Old 01-14-2010, 07:56 PM
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Re: Savage bolt a little sticky

Well I figured it out. The front action screw was a bit too long, so I ground it down a hair and presto! Silky smooth action.

Thanks for all the input guys, I really appreciate the help.
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