300 WM Case Not Ejecting

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  1. chilli42

    chilli42 Active Member

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    I have a custom 300 WM with a Rem 700 action. Shot perfectly for 6 months. Then the problem started. With a cold barrel I can put 3 shots down range. On the fourth or fifth shot the case will not eject - the bolt comes back but the case remains stuck in the action. I am using factory ammo Nosler Accubond (tried other rounds and same deal..I have to push the case out with a cleaning rod to get it clear. I thought it might be the case but there are no marks on the brass at all. Before I take it to a gunsmith, has anyone had a problem like this before? How did you resolve it? Why would this happen after 3 or 4 rounds when the rifle warms up? I am inclined to think there is a problem with the action but there are still a few possibilities. Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Official LRH Sponsor

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    Thats typical of a 700 extractor. Have your smith put an M16 in it.
     
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  3. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    I read the title and immediately thought it's a Remington 700 action lol. Same thing happened to me. I cleaned up the chamber and my bolt face real good and it straightened out.
     
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  4. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Just to double check - the problem is the bolt is not Extracting the fired case?
     
  5. chilli42

    chilli42 Active Member

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    Yes, the bolt comes back but the case remains stuck in the action. It’s like the bolt is unable to extract the case. As I say though, this only happens after 3-4 rounds have been fired not on a cold barrel
     
  6. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    The things I would do are:
    1. Check the head space. If it's borderline too long the extractor may have a hard time grabbing the rim.
    2. Replace the extractor. Many people hate the Rem 700 extractor, but they have been known to work fine.
     
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  7. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I haven’t had issues with my extractors and I exclusively use Rem 700s. Headspace check sound like a good idea after a quick borescope of chamber
     
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