Jake to clear this matter up a bit, I refered to Chris as "possibly" honing the trigger on that rifle. I was completely wrong in that statement.
He (Chris) had another rifle for sale that we were talking about trading on the 300 RUM.
He said he had honed the trigger on "that" rifle which was a Remington Sendaro 270. Correct me if I'm wrong Chris.
I mixed up the two rifles in our conversation.
Again I'll say, I never had any trouble with the trigger on the rifle in question and neither did my wife when she shot it as a 300 Weatherby Mag.
As Chris mentioned, it shot 1/2 MOA the few groups he fired from it and I remember the email and post he sent about it. There had not been many rounds fired through that rifle. The reason I sold it was, I picked up a 30 Goodling with a sleeved Remington action that she (my wife) liked better.
Chris or I, either one, would NEVER sell a defective rifle to anyone and that, you can take to the bank.
If I would have had trigger problems, I would have mentioned it in an ad or changed it myself.
Your point is understood.
I will stand by what I said in the last post and in the email, however, and I don't know where Darryl got the info that I "honed" the trigger.(edited in--now I know--we were talking about a different rifle) I will be the first to admit that I don't do Winchester work. I have had a grand total of "ONE" Winchester M70, and you now own it. I liked the rifle, but with a baby on the way, the funds were needed elsewhere. I have since decided that I will stick with one brand from here on out--my beloved Remingtons.
If I had known anything about the brake, ordeal, I would have definitely fixed that. Obviously I wouldn't fire the thing if I thought it was unsafe.
All I can say is there were no bad intentions when I sold it, and I hope it works out for you.
I am not taking sides on anything here, but I will provide a little info that might be relavent on the trigger. I have personally seen that happen on one of my guns before and traced it back to dirt stopping the sear from releasing the firing pin and when open the bolt, pressure is off and it releases. Our club also, about 5 yrs ago had a competitor do the same and on opening of the bolt it fired in an unlocked position and put the bolt thru his shoulder. Bottom line might not have been nothing wrong with the trigger when it was sold.
Second most important point if anyone using a match gun with a lightened trigger has an occurence of the gun not firing on pulling the trigger you had better look at the back of the bolt on Rem in particular and see if the back of firing pin shroud has moved minutely. If it has, then tie a rope to the bolt handle and pull it open from the side and make sure no one is behind the gun. If you ASSume that it is OK to open the bolt you might get a rude awakening and not get off lucky with just being scared.
Did you have problems with the trigger when you put in the new one, I ask for a reason a friend of mine had a Win. 270 well his son did and we were on a moose hunt and while walking to a stand the rifle went off while on the kids schoulder well his Dad tore the heck out of that boy thinking he left the saftey off and then took the rifle and we started off again we did not go 200 yards and off it went again and YES!!!! the saftey was on bouth times needles to say it stayed in camp the rest of that trip boy that guy tried to make up to that boy the whole trip.
I do not see anything funny on what is going on with your rifle BUT!!!!!! I do know DC and I have never ever gotten a bad deal from him ever and I live 5000 miles away from him not saying the rest are wrong or right I do not know them but the one I do know is a Honest Man just my 2 Cents I hope you get the rifle problems worked out with out any harm to your self or anybody else.
Also the statement about getting banned and trouble with cops I think is out of line again my own thoughts right or wrong >>><<< Coyote Slayer
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Obviously you have opened you mouth again and showed your arse without knowing the whole story. Jake had the standard three day inspection period just like anyone else that is standard practice in purchasing a firearm over the internet.
The only thing I heard from him during that three days was that the rifle had arrived and he was pleased.
None of the other problems were mentioned except the question on the trigger adjustment until this post, two months after the purchase. To me, that "speaks volumes" about a crybaby who justs wants something to complain about.
You may have "technical competence", as I do, but but your demeanor and personality leave much to be desired.
That rifle shot some decent groups in 1000 yard compititions when it was a 300 Weatherby.
When I put it up for sale in the beginning, Chris (the new owner) wanted it to be a 300 RUM Improved Tomahawk. I took it to the gunsmith to have that done. The day he finished rechambering it and he fired the test rounds, I sent it off to Chris who wrote back that he shot groups that were 1/2MOA and he thought he could even do better with it?
I have "no" idea what happen after that to the rifle. The rifle was only rechambered and nothing done to the brake at all.
If there was a burr, it would have had to be there while Chris shot his 1/2MOA groups he shot and stated on the forum. The burr would have also been there while my wife was shooting in the matches.
I don't think a burr was there , not while I had the rifle.
Possibly someone tightened the brake up to tight with a steel rod instead of a brass one? I don't know but, I do know the rifle was fine when it left for it's first new owner. After that I have no clue.