Re: Model 70 bolt question
When the safety is in the 1/2 position it (the safety) has the firing pin in is control with the main spring fully compressed (the rifle is 'cocked' if you close the bolt and move the safety to the 'fire' postion, is it not?). With the safety "off" the main spring isn't compressed all the way and you will feel it as it is compressed to the 'cocked' position as you close the bolt.
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