ADVISE needed for this used rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Mando40459, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Mando40459

    Mando40459 Member

    Sep 6, 2013
    Ok this guy is selling a Rem700 .270 win SPS with a new leupold vx2 3-9x40. the reason he is selling the rifle is because, he used somone elses reloads and according to what he says , the round blew up the inside, and he said he felt the pressure in his face. now the bolt doesnt close.. he is selling the whole set up for $125... any reccomendations in fixing the rifle? im just buying it for the scope but if i can salvage the rifle its a win win for me!
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    That one will have to go to a gunsmith for inspection. There is no way you can diagnose it online.

    But, it looks like it's worth the risk. You can probably sell usable pieces from it and recover your money.

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    Do a serious visual inspection of the bolt lug area. There may be a primer or part of one lodged in there. Probe around with a dental pick or reasonable substitute.

    Been there, done that.:rolleyes:

    I've proof tested several REM 700 for one reason or another, none of them good reasons. It's a pretty tough action.