What kind of ammo u shooting jeff??
I shoot everything from CCI SV to Tenex and Federal Gold Medal Ultra Match. The Federal gives me the best groups these days. Wolf did for a long time but for some reaon it just got less accurate in both my Savage and my CZ. I shoot a good bit of Eley Black EPS too. It shoots really well for me.
As for the problems it surprised me too. I should have taken photos of the rust because no one seems to believe me. I guess I could cook some up in Photoshop.
But I wouldn't do that.
Again the problems seem to have gone away now. The bolt problem must have been a burr that got knocked off. The rust was fixed by going with a different wipe down oil.
I guess I just got that one that slips through once in a while. I don't know what else to think but they aren't perfect rifles. Nobody makes perfect rifles.