Bad Ammo

the blur

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Had a box of bad Browning Long Range ammo. 1/2 the box wouldn't chamber correctly. Very Accurate! But when you can't close the bolt, I'm not hunting with it.
Long lengthy process, but Browning sent me a check.

It's weird, Tikka .308. Some brands of ammo cause a rough bolt engagement, some brands cause the bolt not to close at all, but others cycle flawlessly.

Guess it needs to be 100% in spec.
 
Had a box of bad Browning Long Range ammo. 1/2 the box wouldn't chamber correctly. Very Accurate! But when you can't close the bolt, I'm not hunting with it.
Long lengthy process, but Browning sent me a check.

It's weird, Tikka .308. Some brands of ammo cause a rough bolt engagement, some brands cause the bolt not to close at all, but others cycle flawlessly.

Guess it needs to be 100% in spec.
Sounds like you may need to check your chamber for carbon buildup. Do you have a bore scope ? And exactly what type of ammo are you having issues with ? Is it just the long range ammo ?
 
It's weird, Tikka .308. Some brands of ammo cause a rough bolt engagement, some brands cause the bolt not to close at all, but others cycle flawlessly.
This doesn’t sound like bad ammo to me since you are having problems with other brands of factory ammo along with the browning ammo.
I’m guessing it’s a rifle problem and would have a competent gunsmith take a look.
 
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