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Levergun Newbie

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by GDW, Aug 23, 2010.

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  1. GDW

    GDW Member

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    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?
     
  2. WNC Seabee

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    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?
     
  3. GDW

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    No, only when a cartridge is chambered.
     
  4. Joe Demko

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    Throughly clean the chamber, lube the gun at the appropriate points and try things again.
     
  5. SASS#23149

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    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.
     
  6. GDW

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    Factory ammo (Remington 170 grain Core Lokt Soft Pt). It does shoot great though.
     
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