Originally Posted by steve4102
Did you remove the bolt lock cover, pin and ejector? I find it easier with that removed.
i normally CAN'T
remove the bolt without doing this myself, i have to remove these parts first. every time i'm like "why won't this %$#@# thing come out?" its cause i forgot to remove the cover, pin, and ejector. and i have never tried with a scope on....but it couldn't help imo.
for some reason, i get it out quick and easy.....but it always takes a little longer to get it back in. i just relax, don't force, and keep trying different angles...if you just look at the peice and the clearance and be patient, you can usualy get it in within a few seconds.
but the first 3-4 times i took my mini apart.......serious PITA!
and i hope you get a chance to shoot in the challenge, gonzilla. its really starting to pick up!