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Old 12-21-2005, 01:14 PM
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Re: Rem700 bolt question

I"d agree with Kirby, id be checking to see if the ejector plunger wasn't full of brass shavings and not getting fully depressed into its hole. I'd remove the ejector and see what happens then.
Pay a visit to a gunsmith, from all the remingtons ive seen, most of them had chs on the longer side of the tollerances. and most of all the factory ammo ive seen had case sizes that where smaller than the minimum chs.
on my custom rem 700 , 30-06 ive a short head space length of 2.045 instead of the standard minimum 2.049 but it will still chamber every factory load ive ever treid in it.
It fits Hornady factory ammo exactly.
let some body check the rifle out.
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:00 PM
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Re: Rem700 bolt question

rgr, thanks i'll chk out the plunger thing and if not take it to a smith.
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:04 PM
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Re: Rem700 bolt question

This could be a Remington quality control problem.
I experienced this on my Rem VS 308, persisted with it for far to long. I had trouble closing the bolt on chambered rounds and brass shaving where collecting in the bolt face. This was caused from the extractor clip riding hard over the cartridge rim when chambering a round.
I too suspected rubish behind the extractor clip, I removed it, cleaned it and still the same promblem. I had the barrel removed and everything became clear, the chamber was cut off centre, about .008, even the throat was eccentric. The case head was'nt square with bolt face and the bolt shroud was rubbing against the barrel collar.
I returned it to Remington in AUS(this rifle was out of warranty)they sent it back to me with no letter or explaination of what they did. It was easy to see when inspecting the rifle, the best they could do was grind some off the extractor clip [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] I phoned them and asked politely if they could send me a new extractor clip because all they did was ruin a good one.
Anyhow I had my smith fit a new ss Barrel and it fixed the problem [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] So Fishingdude your symptems sound exactly the same as mine, I would get a smith to have a look at it and Good luck!
P.S. I'm still waiting for the extractor clip.

Peter in Aus
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:07 AM
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Re: Rem700 bolt question

typical remmy quality control. ive yet to see one with minimum head space mind, ive seen several where the no go guage would go.
wouldn't surprise me if:
A. the ejector spring was to long and the plunger couldnt depress fully,
B. the hole for the plunger isn't dored deep enough
C. the plunger is slightly long.
D. the Extractor has sharp edges to it and is shearing brass.(infact i did an SSG bolt knob for a guy last week with a Rem 700 in 243win, there was so much brass in the ejector plunger hole that the damn thing was stuck in depressed, i first though the owner had removed the spring as he wanted to catch the cases and remove em by hand. no, just full of brass.
E. chamber of centre line
F. bore of centre line
etc etc, good thing is with a remmy 700 its possible to fix all the niggly things, and the factory barrels make good tomato stakes in the green house, or are also good for breaking the ice in the horse drinking trough. they also make a usable jack handle, and are also handy for planting runner bean seeds.
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Old 12-28-2005, 06:44 PM
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Re: Rem700 bolt question

hehehe, well ive been firing it more and the brass does collect on the face but it almost seems like after it warms up a bit closing the bolt isnt nearly as bad, but since I just bought the thing, do you think I could send it back to remington and they "should" fix it?
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