October 10, 2002, 07:41 PM
Just finished replacing the base and rings for my scope, and after a thorough cleaning, the bolt will not close completely. It will close just far enough to be able to fire, but I'm guessing it is only closing about 1/3 of the way down. I cannot figure this one out. I cannot see any screws for the scope base protruding through into the bolt area, and I did not disassemble anything else. Only removed the bolt. The firing pin releases, safety engages to all three positions after it is cocked. Can't think of anything else to add. Hope someone can help. I've had fits with the scope rings not holding, think I have that one solved, but my Elk trip is approaching fast.