Same issue with a new 700 BDL 30-06
In case anybody else digs up this thread; I am having the same issue with a brand new, never fired, Remington 700 BDL 30-06. When attempting to load new factory (Rem.) ammo the bolt will not close without a significant amount of force. The problem exists whether loading a single into the chamber or from the magazine. Also, 4 or 5 out of the 20 rounds I tried to cycle would not eject- they were never drawn back out of battery. Upon inspection, the bolt has some odd wear (for being brand new??) and noticeable pieces of brass. As I said; brand new rifle so I'll be calling Remy as soon as they open.