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Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

 
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:51 PM
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Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

I have new rifle it has Savage right bolt left port. Bolt is very stiff on close and open. With brass in it I have to apply even more pressure to get it close or open up. Here are few images of FL sized brass which I cycled and view on front of the action.






What's the probable cause of this?
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:09 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

The top picture seems to show that there is something in the chamber on the shoulder....if this is a new barrel it may be a chip from machining. If it was not fired then you may be able to clean it out...if it was fired it may be partially welded to the chamber due to pressure and you may need a chamber reamer.

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Old 06-27-2011, 01:14 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

I fired like 80 rounds already... Jinxed again
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:01 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

I used candle to get smut on the bolt face then close and open bolt, here is what it looks like:

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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

Kinda looks like you have some contact on the breach face, did it show on the bolt face? The first barrel I chambered I get it a little to tight and it would get stiff if I got so much as a little stuff on it from cleaning, a piece of powder lock it up!
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:23 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

If it does it with a case in it and doesent with the case removed Then it is a head space problem.

The marks on your brass looks like tool chatter from the reamer.

If it is hard with no brass in it then it sounds like the tenon is to long and inter-fearing with the
bolt face or lugs.

If this is the problem then re set the head space and this should clear up both problems.

If you don't have a head space gauge and a barrel nut wrench you will have to go to a smith.


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Old 06-27-2011, 03:32 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

the headspace gauge for 6BR, getting me confused, I see 6BR Remington from PTG, then Forster 6mm Remington which ones do I need, this supposed to be 6mm Norma BR chamber.
After opening and closing bolt like for a 5 minutes it start to work better, but with brass it still hard to close.
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