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remington 770 problems

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rugernut, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. rugernut

    rugernut New Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    north central WV
    my son just purchased a remington 770 in 7mag , he is having problems with the cases sticking and not being able to open the bolt after firing , thank goodness he is shooting factory ammo and not my reloads, he actually has to beat on the bolt to get it open. the rifle has been cleaned and lubed.
    any insite you guys can give would be greatly appreiciated.
  2. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Mentor

    Jun 29, 2008
    North Carolina
    With sending the rifle for repair being the last option, an inspection for a rough chamber or corrosion (rust) needs to be done. If the chamber possibly has rust, spinning a shotgun brush with a drill and a bit of oil, may smooth the chamber a bit.
    If the chamber has a rough spot from machining, and it's grabbing the brass, preventing bolt opening and extraction, then you'll likely have to send it back to the factory.

  3. Coal Dragger

    Coal Dragger Participating Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Black Hills, SD
    The Remington 710-770 series are sadly not very good quality products, of course this is not very helpful to you now that you have one. Send it back to Remington. When it comes back I would suggest trading it off for something more serviceable.
  4. godale

    godale New Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    i agree with the post about the brush and drill i have seen this done. remmy 770s are known for this. if you get past this issue the rifle should be more that accurate for your sons needs.while everybody hates them they will go bang and shoot where you aim them.
  5. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Sep 10, 2008
    SW Arizona
    I have a 710 in 7mm RM and it had never had those issues. But then again, I don't ever shoot factory amunition. One must consider that factory amunition is a one size fits all, and can cause these type problems.

    You also mentioned the rifle was well cleaned and lubed. Allowing any lube to get into the chamber will deffinitely cause such an issue, including lug set back, chamber, and barrel damage. Never allow any element to get into the chamber. Chamber's should always be 100% dry before shooting. I use a light lube to store my weapons, and then when I am going to take them out for shooting, I swab the chamber and barrel with acetone to remove any lube or solvent that is present to prevent serious damage to the weapon.

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