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Old 06-27-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

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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.
The 6mm Norma BR is slightly longer than the Rem Or the 6 ppc so It needs it's own head space
gauge.

If one of the other gauges were used it will not have enough head space .

The only way you could uses the other gauges is to shim them .001 to .002 but I would not
recomend it Unless you are a gunsmith.

Head space gauges are cheep ($35.00) and the proper head space gauge will save lots of grief.

Let us know what you find. That way we will all learn something.

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Old 06-27-2011, 04:22 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

6mm Norma BR is 6mm BR I found PTG for 28 bucks Midway sells them

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Old 06-27-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

+1 on the headspace. I have encountered this a couple of times when headspacing Savages using a headspace gauge but trying to chamber previously fired and resized brass. Just check your headspacing.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:27 AM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

Yes I will order headspace gauge, there is no other way I think, other then using FL sized brass as headspace gauge and I see many people done it
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:22 AM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

the issue is resolved, chamber was cut 0.004" off center, it got rechambered, bolt operates smoothly.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:29 AM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

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the issue is resolved, chamber was cut 0.004" off center, it got rechambered, bolt operates smoothly.

I am glad to hear your problems have been solved.

Believe it or not I have seen much worse, and have had to set back some one full rotation (1/16")
To get the chamber to clean up.

So you can imagine how much trouble the guys were having with there rifles.

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Old 07-03-2011, 09:34 AM
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Re: Hard to cycle bolt on Savage target action.

I didn't have time to shoot it yet, probably tomorrow I'll fire few shots, maybe unexplained fliers will go away.
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