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Old May 30, 2012, 02:17 PM   #3
PawPaw
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Lots of things can cause a stuck bolt, but the first thing to look for is over-pressure rounds.

What loads are you using? Do they follow the manuals? How close to max are you loading? What is max in one rifle might just be a stout load in another. Be careful when approaching what the manual says is a max load.

Something else to consider; have you changed your stock? Some stocks take longer mounting bolts than others. Conversely, if that particular stock needs a shorter bolt, the mounting screws might be binding the bolt. Have you changed your scope mounts? I once had a Savage with a bound bolt because the scope base screw was too long. There are lots of things to consider.
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