I have a new Savage model 25 lightweight varmint chambered in .223. After mounting the scope last night and swabbing out the bore getting it ready for the range, I routinely loaded one of my handloaded cartridges into the magazine to check for fit. It fit the magazine, but I couldn't close the bolt. Tried a factory cartridge....same thing. Tried an empty case. Got it in, but with too much effort. Called Savage and they asked about the scope base. I told them I used the ones that came with the rifle and used 15 inch-pounds of torque on the screws. They said to back out the screws, maybe they're seated too deep. I did that, and still can't close the bolt. Now if I push on the back of the bolt with a cartridge seated as far as I can get it, I get a solid click and the bolt pushes a little forward and I am finally able to close the bolt. Called Savage back and they said to either send them back the rifle or take it to a local smith and have him call them so they can authorize the repair. Either of those options will take a long time, and there is no guarantee a smith can fix it if it's a headspace problem. That means now for sure I have to send it back to Savage and even more time out of my hands! Anybody have any ideas? Do I have a right to be pissed?