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Old 09-10-2010, 10:42 PM
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rem 700 help

Ok I have a rem 700 bdl long action, in .300 wby
the gun is about 20 yrs old, has worked great till now.
problem is if i try to load more than one round in the gun, they will not stay in the well( not sure exact term)
it has a spring steel follower, no CLIP,
they will pop up and not stay down if I try to load 2-3 rounds in it.
I cleaned it, took it apart several time, reassembled it, and still same issue.
Over the last 4-5 years, I have only shot it at paper, and thus only loaded it one round at a time!
But was thinking about taking it on a hunt this fall, and tried to load 3 rnds, and it would not work!

How do i correct this problem??
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Old 09-11-2010, 07:48 AM
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Re: rem 700 help

Has this rifle been 'gunsmithed' on ?
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:57 AM
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Re: rem 700 help

I had a new barrel put on about 10 years ago, but it worked fine after that, Not sure how much longer, as I started to use the gun more for targets(one round at a time) and less as a hunting rifle.
WHY could that be the problem, and if so, can it be fixed/
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: rem 700 help

Re-barreling shouldn't cause a feeding problem such as you have described, unless you went from a standard cartridge to the magnum.
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Old 09-11-2010, 03:15 PM
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Re: rem 700 help

It went from a .300 weatherby to a .300 weatherby modified( nech stretched out a little!
but it works just fine after i first got it back, hunted whit it sveral times without issues,
just now it will not keep shell in the well, they pop out like crazy just trying to load,
If I hold them down to get one chambered, and then 2 in the well, if I shoot, or try to eject the chambered round, as soon as the bolt opens enought they pop up and need to be corrected before they can be chambered!

I have owned many remington actions/rifles and nevr had this isue before. and like I said, I can see nothing worn, or marks from something causing the problem.

thanks and again, I could use any and all advice/help
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:58 PM
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Re: rem 700 help

Are you sure you have the correct follower in the magazine? That can cause the issue you are having.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:32 PM
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Re: rem 700 help

Yes, same one in gun since it worked last,
I even tried putting it in wrong! to see if that was the problem, and it still didn't work, so then I swaped it with a different one out of a .338 ultra mag 700 action I have!
same still noesn't work!
looking to the two gun, I can see NO difference in the actions/wells, thus my confusion!
hard to see metal wear any where, or how it could happen from just sitting, or me loading the single shot all the time I did(250+ shots)


any other help??
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