Sticky bolt on the savage 338's?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WEATHERBY460, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    What is the latest on the sticky bolt issues on the Savage 338 Lapua's.....has anyone determined whats causing this? thanks
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Hornady brass and semi rough chambers is what i believe is causing the heavy/sticky bolt lift. I switched to Lapua brass and it got better but even on mild loads i get heavy bolt lift so i may try polishing the chamber after todays shooting session.