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Problem 700 SPS

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Unread 04-10-2014, 05:46 PM
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Re: Problem 700 SPS

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I didn't see anyone mention the dreaded J lock. If your rifle has it, remove it and install a new firing pin assembly.
I removed the J-Lock pin assembly on my .30-06 AI build.

I've had one on my 7mm STW for 12 years and never had any issues with it...

Not that they aren't stupid, just that I've never had any issues with mine.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Unread 04-11-2014, 01:22 PM
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    Re: Problem 700 SPS

    No J-Lock. Gun's manuf. date was 2012. For the sale price I got on this gun, it could be a donor action.

    Funny thing, last night I was breaking it down and cleaning it up after re-bedding and after cleaning out the firing pin assembly and now I get a loud squeak just as I start to close the bolt. Not much online that I can find on this one. To me, it seems the sound comes from the back of the bolt and I do notice when threading in the assembly to the bolt sleeve that it squeaks a bit. Rem didn't replace the bolt so everything is the same minus the factory grease that was on it. Sounds as if the mainspring is rubbing on the sleeve. So I oiled everything (firing pin, spring, sleeve, threads), didn't work, graphite lubed, didn't work. Will play with it again tonight. I'm hesitant to put grease back on it as I hate gummed up gun parts yet that is the way it came from the factory and there was no squeak until now. Any experience or thoughts about this one?

    Tomorrow I find out whether the new barreled action shoots. Can't wait!!!!
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    Unread 04-11-2014, 01:56 PM
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    Re: Problem 700 SPS

    The cocking cam and shroud threads need grease. The firing pin and spring is just enough oil to protect from rust.
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    I tried that first and didn't help. With that being the problem area, I took some 600 grit sand paper to the bolt where the cocking cam contacts and that helped the most with the noise. Thanks for that direction. I couldn't get the squeak completly gone but I won't be scaring animals off any more. Getting to know the 700 real well with this project gun.
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    Re: Problem 700 SPS

    FYSA, Voluntary recall of Model 700™ and Model Seven™ rifles ...
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    Re: Problem 700 SPS

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    Put in an aftermarket trigger and your problems are solved. No need to send it back and wait for 3+ months.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Put in an aftermarket trigger and your problems are solved. No need to send it back and wait for 3+ months.
    That's an unnecessary cost to end users a cost they might not be able to readily cough up. It's end users' call, and no one else.
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