View Full Version : Remington 700 LTR .308 question

Harry Callahan
December 10, 2009, 08:37 AM
I have been having an issue with this rifle. Recently while firing it the bolt seemed to be hanging up and would not eject the spent shells without considerable difficulty. For some reason I have to put alot of extra force on the upward movement of the bolt to cycle the action. I figured it must be a lubrication problem so I took the bolt out, cleaned and lubed it, and reinstalled it, thinking I probably corrected the problem. I took it to the range again last week and the first 4 shots seemed fine but then the problem came back. Am I not lubing something correctly?

December 10, 2009, 02:27 PM
If you're using reloads, this could be caused by hot loads.

Otherwise, maybe try cleaning lug recesses and use a little grease on the lugs.

December 10, 2009, 08:04 PM
+1 on the reloads. Could be caused by hot loads or needing to be full length sized.

If your shooting factory ammo try a different brand, if it goes away then the pressure with the first brand was too high.

December 10, 2009, 08:45 PM
Check for pressure signs like flattened and/or cratered primers, shiny spot where the brass flowed slightly into ejector hole in the bolt face.

Measure the case length to be sure it's within specs.

Check the bore for heavy jacket fouling, not just traces of copper. A bore that's fouled will raise pressures dramatically.

If none of the above seem to be a problem, perhaps the rifle doesn't like the ammo you're using. Try another type of factory ammo.

If you're handloading, try seating bullets a bit deeper. Bullets that touch the lands can raise pressure when everything else is moderate.

Harry Callahan
December 10, 2009, 10:31 PM
Good stuff. Thanks guys!

Relentless Pursuit
December 13, 2009, 03:12 PM
Could be a dirty chamber,headspace or simply pressure..............

December 13, 2009, 03:46 PM
What kind of ammo are you using?