700 problems

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by michaln, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. michaln

    michaln Well-Known Member

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    yesterday I went to shoot my rem 700 sps for the first time
    I have put it in a manners stock the first thing is that I really have to slam the bolt
    closed in order to lock it down and also the bolt does not pick up last cartridge
    in the magazine any ideas ?
     
  2. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the action is in a bind. Does the stock have a blind magazine or detachable floor plate? Hard to close sounds almost like the front scope base screw is too long and protruding down inside the action. Only thing I can figure on the feeding is the reciever and box magazine are fitting together for some reason. Do these conditions occur with the original stock? JohnnyK.
     

  3. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Front stock bolt may be too long. Loosen bolts and see if it frees everything up. If so, file stock bolt to fit.
     
  4. michaln

    michaln Well-Known Member

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    I'll give it a try thank you

    this problem only occurs when there is a cartridge in the chamber
    I tried factory ammo out of 3 different boxes
     
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  5. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    losen the acction screws and just see if it works dont shoot it. if it works U found it. How tight are U cranking down on them?
     
  6. Mac

    Mac Member

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    Check the length of your front screw.
     
  7. michaln

    michaln Well-Known Member

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    I have reassembled everything the feeding problem is solved
    all the screws are good and I have talked to another guy who has the same rifle
    he says his is tight too
    I shot it again today and it seems to have loosened up a bit
    thanks
     
  8. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    it shouldnt bind at all. Why did'nt U buy a bell & carlson stock?
     
  9. michaln

    michaln Well-Known Member

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    this problem occurs with the stock off too

    why would I get a B&C overs a manners ?
     
  10. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering why U pick tha brand off the stock tha a hole new ball game? Did U buy this rifle new?
     
  11. michaln

    michaln Well-Known Member

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    I bought the rifle new never fired a shot
    cerakoted the barrel and receiver, put a timney trigger in it ,put in an aluminum firing pin assembly, AZ bolt knob , changed the and bedded stock
    mounted a ziess 4.5x14x50 rapid z on top
    then shot it
    with factory ammo the first group was two touching and a flier everything after that could be covered with a nickel or dime shot it again yesterday different ammo and the groups opened up to 1"-1.5"
     
  12. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    NEW that blows ever I was think out the window. is it getting better?
     
  13. olcrip

    olcrip Well-Known Member

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    I once had 700 problems but got divorced and the problems went away. Now I shoot whenever I want, no problem!

    I couldn't pass up that open window, just had to jump thru it.
     
  14. michaln

    michaln Well-Known Member

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    now that's not nice I just got a new rifle for my wife... best trade I ever made:D:D:D