Originally Posted by SOUTHPAWSHOOTER10
I have a winchester model 70 that i purchased new about 10 years ago that has always struck the primers off center. My question is can this be corrected, and should i even bother with trying to fix it, as i have never had a misfire with it. Mainly it just bothers me that this rifle that i will never part with has this "flaw". What are some suggestions, and could someone point me in the direction of a good gunsmith that could take care of it .
Most of the time the reason for this problem is a bolt face that is too large allowing the case to set
of center. The bolt is machined and the firing pin hole is/should be, centered as well.
The other thing it could be is the extractor not holding it correctly unless the firing pin hole is
much larger than the firing pin.
Ether way it is hard to fix without a new bolt and/or a new extractor.
Try a fired case without resizing it with a primer only and see if it still hit it off center.if the
chamber is large it will allow the round to set off center if they have been full length sized
so the fire formed case should do better.
Just a few possibilities
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