Help Trouble shoot ' Click then boom'

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  1. JP Hunter

    JP Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how to describe but on the third to fifth shot the trigger hesitates before the round goes off. I tried two different primers to see if that was it but that was not it. I think! There is a round mark appearing on the flat side of the rim near the primer. I cleaned the gun well before the last but it didn't seam to matter. I'm not a gun smith and don't have time to take it to one before my CO trip. I have a back up gun a 340 Wetherby from my uncle. But I wanted to use my Rem 700 300rum. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks

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  2. Savageman69

    Savageman69 Well-Known Member

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    a few questions, is it a bolt gun? and is it new?have you tried different ammo if it is a bolt gun and new there might be a defect in the firing pin, or it might be bad ammo, but i doubt it. you said there is a mark on the rim just outside the primer, maybe the pin hits the rim then slides onto the primer which would cause a a delay and leave a mark. i am not a gunsmith either but that seems to make sense, if you can buy a new bolt assembly that might be cheaper than taking it to a gunsmith for a diagnostic, you said youve tried different primers does that mean you handload your own ammo, and if so do you use old brass with new primers or do you buy brass,primers,projectiles,and powder seperately and put em together, i dont think this is the problem because a consistantly bad primers is way less likely than, play in the firing pin assembly, if its a gun you've used for a while and this just started to happen i still think that points to a worn out part be it a spring or what have you, i hope this gives you things to look at and think about.
     

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  4. JP Hunter

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    Yes Rem. 700 300 Ultra Magnum. 2 Yr old. Tried Rem. Fed., and Winchester with no problems. The primer looks good, the mark is on the lettering. I used once fired brass and new brass with new primers less the one year old. Thanks
     
  5. JP Hunter

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    What do I clean? I cleaned the chamber and barrel out vary well. Thanks
     
  6. learning

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    What load are you shooting? Its probably a hang fire due to not enough powder?
     
  7. yobuck

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    you need an emergency room and you need it now. by that i mean a good gunsmith. a 2 year old 700 rem. usally dosent have these type problems. take your pills, meaning ammo along with you.
     
  8. JP Hunter

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    My load is 87gr of re22 with 210 Burger VLD. This was the max load that I found on here.gun)
     
  9. JP Hunter

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    Anyone know of a Nor Cal site sponsored gun smith?

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  10. Savageman69

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    i agree you need a gunsmith to look at it, depending on hourly rates and the price of a new bolt, one might be cheaper than the other, i personally would buy a bolt, because a gunsmith might tell you the problem is the bolt and you have to pay for his labor and the part, im not a gunsmith but i used to be a proffesional technition (mechanic) and its always cheaper at least on cars to buy the part and pay for installation than pay $100 for a diag then the part and installation, but on cars the list of parts that cause trouble is miles longer than on a bolt gungun)so thats not always on option, and with a car if you know enough to pinpoint the troublesome part you usually can do it yourself so, this probably wasnt the best analogy, but hey im not a poet im a wrenchturner:D
     
  11. justgoto

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    I'd try the bolt first, here is an article on how to do that.

    It may be the trigger assembly also. It really is hard to say what the problem might be.

    I was thinking it was a "hang fire" problem after reading that thread I linked to, but your load doesn't look light.

    I think a gunsmith may be your best bet.
     
  12. Bravo 4

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    It's pretty easy to take your Remington bolt apart, even if you don't have the Klein Endorst tool. The link above shows a pic of how it can be accomplished but no instructions. Send me a message with your email address and I'll send you an email with pics to walk you through it.
     
  13. lboom

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    Check you loads,my 6.5 dakota will do the very same thing if I try to reduce the loads . You need to have about 80 percent of the case full or this could happen. Try going to a slower powder and filling the case more. larry
     
  14. Savageman69

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    the thing that makes me belive its a mechanical fault not loading error is the mark he says is on all of the cases outside of the primer on the rim, if it goes in fine and comes out with that mark the pin has to be hitting it, right?

    So if it goes click boom its hiiting the rim and either sliding or bouncing back on the primer setting it off.