Levergun Newbie


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GDW
August 23, 2010, 09:38 AM
Hi,

I just picked up a 30AS in great shape. Never had a lever action rifle before and have some questions. When out shooting it this weekend I noticed that the last 1/4 inch of the lever pull (after racking a round and closing the chamber) is difficult. I have to really squeeze the lever to get the last 1/4 inch to close so the rifle will fire. Is this normal or is there some break in required?

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WNC Seabee
August 23, 2010, 09:58 AM
Is the chamber clean? Sounds like the cartridge might be meeting some resistance, possibly due to a dirty chamber.

Do you have the same resistance when working the lever without a cartridge in place?

GDW
August 23, 2010, 11:13 AM
No, only when a cartridge is chambered.

Joe Demko
August 23, 2010, 11:35 AM
Throughly clean the chamber, lube the gun at the appropriate points and try things again.

SASS#23149
August 23, 2010, 12:09 PM
are u shooting reloaded ammo that was maybe neck sized ? common thinking is neck sized brass can be harder to chamber in lever guns because they lack the camming action of a bolt gun. I did find this true for some rounds in my old marlin,so I pretty much full lenghth size for it anymore.
also,my marlin won't chamber some 180 grain cast bullets,depending on the shape of the bullet.

GDW
August 23, 2010, 01:35 PM
Factory ammo (Remington 170 grain Core Lokt Soft Pt). It does shoot great though.

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