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Unread 11-09-2009, 09:43 PM
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700 problems

yesterday I went to shoot my rem 700 sps for the first time
I have put it in a manners stock the first thing is that I really have to slam the bolt
closed in order to lock it down and also the bolt does not pick up last cartridge
in the magazine any ideas ?
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Unread 11-09-2009, 11:30 PM
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Re: 700 problems

Sounds like the action is in a bind. Does the stock have a blind magazine or detachable floor plate? Hard to close sounds almost like the front scope base screw is too long and protruding down inside the action. Only thing I can figure on the feeding is the reciever and box magazine are fitting together for some reason. Do these conditions occur with the original stock? JohnnyK.
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Unread 11-10-2009, 07:02 AM
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Re: 700 problems

Front stock bolt may be too long. Loosen bolts and see if it frees everything up. If so, file stock bolt to fit.
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Unread 11-10-2009, 10:02 AM
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Re: 700 problems

I'll give it a try thank you

this problem only occurs when there is a cartridge in the chamber
I tried factory ammo out of 3 different boxes

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Unread 11-13-2009, 09:13 PM
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Re: 700 problems

losen the acction screws and just see if it works dont shoot it. if it works U found it. How tight are U cranking down on them?
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Unread 11-13-2009, 10:34 PM
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Re: 700 problems

Check the length of your front screw.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 11:14 PM
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Re: 700 problems

I have reassembled everything the feeding problem is solved
all the screws are good and I have talked to another guy who has the same rifle
he says his is tight too
I shot it again today and it seems to have loosened up a bit
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