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Old 04-25-2011, 03:30 PM
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30-06 wont chamber

Went out to check zero on my rifle this afternoon befor I went to my bear stand.

I put a shell in the action, and threw the bolt ahead, but it wouldn't chamber the round????? not sure why, the bolt is about 1/8th of an inch from being all the way forward.

Not sure what the issue is. I used the rifle alot last year with no issues.

It is factory ammo, and I tried a couple different brands, both with same result.

So the question,

WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON??????? Head spacing screwed? How do I fix it?

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Old 04-25-2011, 04:20 PM
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Re: 30-06 wont chamber

What brand of rifle is it? Have you taken the action out of the stock recently? I have seen more than a few times someone really torquing down the screws on a Rem700 and having threads poke thru the action holes. This will stop the bolt from closing all the way. Also did you by chance put new bases on the rifle? Some actions use different length screws to keep them from being to deep when tightened.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: 30-06 wont chamber

Yeah, the stock has been off a bit lately (opened forend, and bedded it.) Its a Savage edge

However, torqueing the screws is not the problem, because it still does it when the stock is off, and also, if I take the bolt out and drop a shell in, apply some pressure with my fingers, it wont go in all the way aout 1/8th of an inch out.

So im thinking is dont have anything to do with the bolt....
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: 30-06 wont chamber

did you take the scope base off? on the 110 series you can get the screws mixed up from front to rear and you cant shut your bolt.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:29 PM
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Re: 30-06 wont chamber

Could there be a cleaning patch stuck in the chamber??
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:38 PM
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Re: 30-06 wont chamber

Bedding compound in the chamber?

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Old 04-25-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: 30-06 wont chamber

+1 on Scope BAse screws.
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