6.5 Grendel won’t close bolt when feeding a round

Roughrice

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According to issue discussed... read post #13... but understand, these are suggestions of possible fixes made by members according to symptoms described. Of course It is difficult to say for certain what the issue is without having the weapon on hand. That is why most of us suggest a likely cause but all say take it back to the smith.
Safety first.
 

xsn10s

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I had it built. I am on the road for work so I don’t have specific information on the gun. Just trying to get some ideas. I tried the ammunition that was loaded for my wife’s. Works in hers not in mine. Thought maybe coal was wrong. Took back to the shop where it was built and he ran 6 factory rounds through it no problem. Took out to shoot with factory ammunition same problem. When you charge a round do you use the release button or pull the charge handle?
Running ammo through isn't the same as checking headspace. This sounds like a headspace issue. It needs to be check with headspace gauges, preferable with extractor and ejector removed. As Lance said, it needs to go back to the shop.
 

Nuclear Worker

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Running ammo through isn't the same as checking headspace. This sounds like a headspace issue. It needs to be check with headspace gauges, preferable with extractor and ejector removed. As Lance said, it needs to go back to the shop.
Thanks for the information
 
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