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Remington Model 700 problem

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by matt33, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. matt33

    matt33 Well-Known Member

    I recently purchased a slightly used Remington Model 700 LSS Mountain Rifle in 30-06. The rifle has been fired by the previous owner, but not by me. I have noticed that when chambering a round (Remington factory 150 grain NBT's, reloads would not close at all) the bolt handle closes with considerable more effort than other 700's I have encountered. All ammo fit my friend's model 700 30-06 fine.

    The barrel/chamber area appears to be free from any obstructions. I was hoping someone could help me diagnose this problem. I am now in school and have little extra money to pay for a repair. Is this something Remington's warranty will cover? Thanks for your time.
  2. kudu

    kudu Well-Known Member

    You may want to contact Remington to be sure but it sounds like the chamber is a bit short. It may not have been final reamed properly before it left the factory.

    If not when you chamber the round and then remove it does it leave any impression on the shoulders of the cartridge? If so there may be something in the chamber causing the problem.

    Here is a link to Remington's site, go to support.

  3. matt33

    matt33 Well-Known Member

    I was told by the shop owner the barrel was glass-bedded. I am new to a lot of these procedures, so I am unsure of what that entails. Is there any chance that my have caused a problem?
  4. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    Glass bedding is simply using a plastic resin (sometimes impregnated with glass fibers) to make a perfect fit between metal and barrel.

    There are various ways of dong this, but basically the rifle is disassembled (barrel and receiver separated from the stock.) Theresin is painted into the recesses of the stock, the metal parts coated with release agent, and the rifle reassembled.

    After the resin cures, the rifle is once more disassembled, the release agent cleaned off, and the rifle reassembled the final time.

    As you can see, nothing is done to the bore, chamber, or other metal parts, so it isn't glass bedding that's your problem.

    It's possible the problem is a short chamber, but I suspect the extractor. The Remington extractor has to snap over the head of the cartdridge when you chamber it, and that may be the problem.

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