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Old 11-27-2012, 12:24 PM
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savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

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New to this forum. I have not found an answer any where yet, so i hope some one here can help. I have a Savage 110 Tactical in a 300 Win mag.
With some reloads the bolt will feel a little stiff when closing it and then when it closes the gun will fire. I have also dropped a new factory round in the snow, loaded it in the rifle and it felt stiff also, and it to fired. There has never been any adjustments made on the gun, it is factory.
I even switched dies, Lee and RCBS, trim length on reloads is 2.610 seating .020 off the lands. Could the head space be to tight? I like the gun it is accurate, just unsafe at this point. Have never had this problem with any other gun.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:33 PM
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Re: savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

Had a .280 REM doing the same thing. Turned out to be the firing pin and spring in the bolt. Have it checked out by a gunsmith would be my advice. Gunsmith replaced parts for me, and have not had a problem since.
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Re: savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

Did you mess with the trigger? Sounds like your also not bumping the shoulder enough.
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Re: savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

Send it to the nearest Savage repair station ASAP.
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Re: savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

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Send it to the nearest Savage repair station ASAP.
Agreed. And call Savage while you are at it and see what they say.
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Re: savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

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Hi all

New to this forum. I have not found an answer any where yet, so i hope some one here can help. I have a Savage 110 Tactical in a 300 Win mag.
. Could the head space be to tight? I like the gun it is accurate, just unsafe at this point.
You are so right. unsafe is putting it mildly. Dangerous is more like it.
If you didn't work on this rifle and make it this way, don't start working on it now. You could ruin the warranty. Send it back to Savage or call around until you find a gunsmith that likes Savage and let him have at it.

Imagine if you ever shot the wrong thing and the person suing you found out that the rifle was defective and you didn't do anything about it.
Major Grief. You don't deserve that kind of trouble, do you? So let a professional take care of this.

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:11 PM
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Re: savage 110 fires when i close the bolt

Thanks for all the feed back. I will be contacting savage.
Just thought some one may have heard of something like this before.
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