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257 stw sticking

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Unread 10-16-2010, 05:59 PM
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257 stw sticking

i have a 257 stw built on a trued rem.action. It doesn't matter what grain powder i use, every shot the bolt will not unlock. I'm at wits end messing with this thing! any thoughts as to what could be going on?
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Unread 10-17-2010, 10:43 PM
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Re: 257 stw sticking

Is the bolt opening most of the way, or not at all? I am assuming the brass is formed from 7mm? Does it fit fine before loading? I am thinking it has to do with brass forming. I can't imagine the rifle being the problem, but stranger things have happened. I would check the brass even down to placing an empty in the chamber and pulling the trigger, then extract. If this is fine, I would begin to think it is a bad chamber. Oblong or off-center. Without excess pressure, that is the only way I can think of to cause this.
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