I recently picked up a Savage Arms Model 10 BA, brand new out of the box. The first time I took it shooting, I got 5 rounds out before it stopped firing. I could see the firing pin was striking the primers, but very lightly.
I took it home, took the bolt apart, cleand and inspected it, re oiled and re assembled.
Took it out a second time. Again struck the primer. It now struck it a bit harder. I also changed the type of ammunition I was using.
Took it home again, adjusted the Accutrigger (seems to be a forum fave fix) and inspected the bolt and firing pin for damage, there was none.
Third time out, again changing the ammunition. fired about 30 rounds. I had 3 misfires scattered through the 30 where the primer was struck and no boom. After the first 20 (2 were mis fires), i switched to the old ammunition and again would not fire. swithed to another type of ammo and it worked (except one mis fire).
I am about to throw this gun in the lake because any tool which doesnt work 100% of the time is a usless tool. It is also a dangerous one because one of these days its going to be a real hang fire rather than a mis striken primer, I'll get frusturated with the wait to clear the hang fire (now totaling almost an hour, and yes i do take the precautiobnary time to ensure its not a hang fire) and boom, by by me.
Does any body know if this model is just a total pice-O-crap or is there a way to fix it? Ive tried to order a new firing pin spring but Savage will only ship to a dealer and I'm in rural canada. no dealers.
Please help me
Please and thank you