I bought this rifle new in 1989 and I love it. It is a .30-06 and it has done a great job as my deer rifle. The first few years I shot factory ammo, but then in 1994 a buddy of mine created some reloads for me. They are a 165 gr. Ballistic tip on top of 58 grains of IMR 4831. That is a terrific deer round and I have been using that recipie ever since. My problem started two years ago. I was in a stand with my 12 year old son on his first deer hunt. It is a great story and bottom line is in the end my rifle was broken. The bolt would not close because the lugs in the bolt were not lined up properly with the barrel. The local gunsmith fixed it, but I did not shoot it until this year Labor Day weekend. I only shot it 4 times before I had the same problem. I took it back and he fixed it again. I had it out again last weekend and it only lasted 3 shots this time. I took it back to the gunsmith and he said that my loads must be generating too much pressure because it is sheering off a quarter inch pin. I have a hard time believing that my loads are all of the sudden too hot...I had shot that load for 14 years without a problem. When I get the gun back I am going to run a bunch of factory ammo thru it just in case the reloads might be the problem...I am also getting my loads pressure tested. Does anybody know what pin in the action could be getting sheered off and what else could be causing the problem? Any thoughts, comments or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.