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Old December 26, 2012, 05:29 PM   #11
straightShot
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If you are shooting a surplus bolt action rifle, always remember to take your bolt out, take it apart, and clean the firing pin and bolt thoroughly when you first get it. You'd be amazed at how many people come to the range and have cleaned everything but their bolt and wonder why their rounds don't fire!

That being said, with a clean bolt and experiencing the same problems, it could just be the ammo...I have stuff from the '40s and '50s. It still goes bang and is corrosive, but it's fun to shoot and sometimes requires two primer strikes.

Stay safe!
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