Did I screw up?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rferguson61, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    So I'm new to guns. Just bought my first a few days ago, a used savage 110. After reading and watching videos I took it upon my self to give it a well needed cleaning. I ran patches through until they danger out clean. Then I took the stock off (which looked and sound simple) and cleaned the magazine, trigger assembly etc. When I put the stock back on I did what I read in a forum that its important that the stock is tight to the barrel. I tightened down the front bolt (the one that's under under front hand on the stock) and if I tightened it all the way snug I couldn't work the bolt. It has to be just to where the bolt gets resistance in order for the bolt to move. Is that normal?
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    It does not seem normal. I would take it back apart, and try to figure out, what is causing the problem.
     

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Sounds like you over tightend it and will need a small washer or 2 to shim the head of the screw down. Loosen the screww a turn or 2 and see if your bolt works like it should. Not sure of your model but torgue will be only around 10 to 25 1nch lbs. Maybe a worst case is you have bedding bolts installed by a smithy and that will never happen again.
     
  4. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Well, you did buy a Savage, and you cleaned it

    first thing. Sounds like you're on the right track,

    by covering important basics, even if the train aint

    going the perfect speed....;)
     
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  5. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    Ive got a savage semi auto .22 rifle, if i tighten the screws in the stick to snug the stocks rubs the bolt handle and wont allow it to move back and forth to eject and reload. I just back the screw off enough to let the bolt move, might be the same problem but im not familar with that weapon.
     
  6. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    I fixed it! :) I went with the washer method...but a bit more subtle. I went to the local hardware stores bulk screw section and found plastic spacers. Got one that fit snug around the screw but would still fit in the recess got the screw. It took a little sanding to bring the size of the spacer down a hair. Then I cut it to the thickness I wanted, put it on the screw, and put it all back together. Can't even tell I did it. :)
     
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  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Now your ready for hunting .
     
  8. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Congratulations.

    You've just taken your first step into a new world...

    (and join the NRA)
     
  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You have the two floor plate screws reversed.
     
  10. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    No I don't. The other one is even longer. I looked at the exploded view and I even took it to the gunshop in town and they said it was right. From what ive seen its a commom problem with savage.
     
  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    OK, just a guess !
     
  12. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    I had the same one at first lol. I was sure that what it was then was pissed when it didn't work lol
     
  13. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    So, how does the new rifle shoot? Been to the range yet?
     
  14. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Negative. My Dad and I are going to go when I get a day off...but with it being flu season...everyone is sick...so no days off. I will defiantly let you guys know how it shoots once I get out there.