Re: Gun Discharges While Chambering Round
I'm sure this gentleman didn't share his experience just so we could put him down. But, any accidental discharge is extremely serious.
There are a few things to remember about a trigger mechanism, before you plunge. If you don't know how it works, fine, take it to someone that does, and then, have him show you what you did wrong.
One thing I have always done, to prove that the sear engagement is adequate, is slam the bolt home as hard and as fast as I can; many, many times, before I'm satisfied. Rather than smacking the action with a soft blow hammer, I usually slam the butt down on carpeting, very smartly. Again, many times. After <u>every</u> adjustment, you need to go through the whole testing procedure, again. Until you are completely satisfied. The firing mechanism needs to be 100% reliable.
Also, keep oil, WD40 and solvent away from the working parts, as much as possible.
Good hunting. LB