Remington 700 Bolt Stuck After Firing

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Problem solved. Dropped H1000 powder charges down from 80.0 grains to 75.0 and 75.5 grains. Velocity went from 3150 FPS to 3000 FPS 162 grain SST. I guess the Remington brass was swelling too much. Primers and case heads looked fine at 80.0 grains and bolt lift was fine. Case was just getting stuck.
 

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Problem solved. Dropped H1000 powder charges down from 80.0 grains to 75.0 and 75.5 grains. Velocity went from 3150 FPS to 3000 FPS 162 grain SST. I guess the Remington brass was swelling too much. Primers and case heads looked fine at 80.0 grains and bolt lift was fine. Case was just getting stuck.
I still suspect there is something else wrong, I mean no disrespect but you my as well just get a 308 if that's all your gonna get out of the STW, once again I mean no offense, just being realistic, 80g of powder for 300fps don't add up very well
 
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I still suspect there is something else wrong, I mean no disrespect but you my as well just get a 308 if that's all your gonna get out of the STW, once again I mean no offense, just being realistic, 80g of powder for 300fps don't add up very well
I concur.
 

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Sorry guys I’ve moved the 7mm STW to the back of the gun case. I’ve got 3 Tikkas….30 06, 308 and 6.5 CM that all shoot sub 1” and classic deer killing calibers.
NOW,.. you're "Cookin" !!
Put some 165's in that .06 Tikka and,.. go Kill stuff !
PS; you "may" have, several "Issues", going on,.. Primary Extraction, IS quite "Common" on, Rem700's, Trig Installation binding, Hot Load and Bad Brass.
ALL,.. a process of elimination !
 
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Ok, original post states loads were not hot at 79.5 gr H1000 with the 162SST? Hornady manual has 78.2 gr of H1000 as max for the 162SST. You are 1.3 gr OVER book max. That is definitely a HOT load! Easily cause this problem in ANY rifle.
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Ok, original post states loads were not hot at 79.5 gr H1000 with the 162SST? Hornady manual has 78.2 gr of H1000 as max for the 162SST. You are 1.3 gr OVER book max. That is definitely a HOT load! Easily cause this problem in ANY rifle.
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Wow what edition is that? I have the most current 11th edition and it allows 81.9 grains H1000!!
 

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I still suspect there is something else wrong, I mean no disrespect but you my as well just get a 308 if that's all your gonna get out of the STW, once again I mean no offense, just being realistic, 80g of powder for 300fps don't add up very well

To be fair, with 80.0 grains of powder I got 3175 FPS from a 162 grain SST with H1000…not bad but the bolt was stuck.

3036 FPS with 162 grains SST with 76 grains of powder with a SD of 10 and an ES of 20 isn’t too bad.
 

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NOW,.. you're "Cookin" !!
Put some 165's in that .06 Tikka and,.. go Kill stuff !
PS; you "may" have, several "Issues", going on,.. Primary Extraction, IS quite "Common" on, Rem700's, Trig Installation binding, Hot Load and Bad Brass.
ALL,.. a process of elimination !

I was hitting a small swinging plate at 500 yards today with the Tikka 06’ with a 180 grains SST over 55 grains of H4350 giving me 2700 FPS. Absolute tack driver and with a 22” barrel and a Leupold VX5HD is super light and fits nicely in my backpack rifle holster. Perfect hunting rifle and long range worthy.
 

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I’m still betting primary extraction. This is a text book example from what I have witnessed before. Mild and light loads are fine, but when you start working up in pressure the bolt lifts fine but won’t pull back with ease.
 

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I’m still betting primary extraction. This is a text book example from what I have witnessed before. Mild and light loads are fine, but when you start working up in pressure the bolt lifts fine but won’t pull back with ease.

Would primary extraction issues suddenly appear? I used to not have this issue. Seems if it was a faulty extraction it would of been a problem from the beginning.
 

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Would primary extraction issues suddenly appear? I used to not have this issue. Seems if it was a faulty extraction it would of been a problem from the beginning.
Primary Extraction can happen also after your brass starts to get work hardened and is common in 700’s when running hot loads. Especially actions with RR serial# prefix.
It’s just very odd yours showed up for the first time after replacing the factory trigger. With how easy it is to switch out the trigger I’m puzzled why you have not done so to eliminate the Timney being the issue. Do you still have the factory trigger you replaced?
 

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As I mentioned in post #4, it is primary extraction (trigger timing) with the new trigger.

The only thing you have virtually done is put a different trigger in. So it should be obvious that is the cause.

Putting the rifle in the back of a safe is not fixing the problem and could potentially be a safety concern in the future if you forget that the problem exists.

Use my advise can call him, he will be able to tell you if it is extraction with a phone call.

Good luck.
Steve
 

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As I mentioned in post #4, it is primary extraction (trigger timing) with the new trigger.

The only thing you have virtually done is put a different trigger in. So it should be obvious that is the cause.

Putting the rifle in the back of a safe is not fixing the problem and could potentially be a safety concern in the future if you forget that the problem exists.

Use my advise can call him, he will be able to tell you if it is extraction with a phone call.

Good luck.
Steve
Primary extraction and trigger timing are two different and unrelated things!
 

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