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Old 04-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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I went to check zero, on a couple rifles yesterday, and my 30-06 wont chamber a round. The bolt is about 1/8th of an inch from being forward all the way.

The bolt will close when not trying to chamber a cartridge.

Im confused. I used the rifle alot last year with no problems.

I recently had the stock off to open the forend a bit and bedded it.

I cannot figure out what is wrong. The chamber and action are clean.

If i take out the bolt and drop a round in the chamber, and apply pressure with my finger though the bottom, the cartridge refuses to seat properly....

The rifle is a savage if that helps.


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Old 04-26-2011, 03:19 PM   #2
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The rounds your trying to chamber are not loaded correctly. They could have too much OAL. Overall length. Are there marks from the rifling on the nose of the bullet from trying to chamber it? Are these reloads or factory ammo? I suggest you try different ammo and if that solves the problem discard that other ammo.



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^^^This^^^

Try different ammo first and make sure you're using the correct ammo..
If that doesn't work then it's time for a trip to the gunsmith.

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Also look to see if there is a case neck separated and stuck in the chamber.Like above,try a factory rd in it.

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Yeah, if your trying hand/reloads than you need to try a factory spec round.

If that does not work than you have an obstruction in your chamber or some sneaky SOB swapped barrels on you when you werent looking.

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Being a Savage,Did you take the scope and bases off the action and then reinstall them?
If so,check the base screws,if you put the screws in a different hole,they might be a little long and hitting the locking lug on the bolt.

If you are shooting reloads,your cases could be out of spec or the OAL of the cartridge is too long.
Full length size the brass and make sure the case length is within spec,especially if it is brass fired from another rifle.

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Scope screws shouldn't be the problem the action closes without a round

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Srry I failed to mention above, but this is with factory ammo, and I did try a few different brands, all with same result. Also, the XP3s I tried was from the same box I used last year. Nope, no marks on cartridge after trying to load it.

Is it possible that bedding compound got around the barrel nut, because with the Savage Edge/Axis the recoil lug is bedded right into the stock, the barrel nut is notched, with the threads of the barrel are visible on the bottom????

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Default Can not chamber a round

Remove the action from the stock. Try to chamber a factory round. You will know how to go from there.

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Check to be sure your extractor and ejector are moving freely and not seized by debris or rust. Use a drop of oil on each and use a pen or something to make sure they are free.



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