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Remington 700 scratching cases (and some bullets)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CommanderPoopyduX, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. CommanderPoopyduX

    CommanderPoopyduX Member

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    I just discovered that when loading my new Rem 700 SPS-V .223 (American Eagle 55 Gr. FMJ) the bolt takes a bit more force to slide forward and close than my 30-06. The gun hasn't been fired yet, but I noticed it is leaving a noticeable scratch in the shell casing from where it is sliding it against the top lip of the internal mag. It does with 5 shells loaded, or just 1. I noticed on one shell it put a slight line down the bullet itself, and continued onto the case.

    Is this normal/will it go away as the mag spring begins to where down or is this a problem that need to be fixed. Also, is this going to make the cases un-reloadable? The scratch is not just on the shininess of the case, but can actually be felt in brass.

    I can take some pics if absolutely necessary, but it is just as I described and probably wouldn't show up the best in pictures.
     
  2. eldon519

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    I'd say check the magazine feed lips for any burrs. If there aren't any, I wouldn't worry about it too much. It doesn't really sound out of the ordinary to me. If it really bothers you, you could take some fine sand paper and lightly smooth the bottom inside edge of the lip. Don't change the geometry though or it might start having problems.
     
  3. MT GUNNY

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    You said youve seen the scratch on the bullet itself, Than i would have to say its in the chamber.

    I would try to isolate wher the problem is, Mark the round first with marker, position round so mark is staight up then push bolt forward but stop before round fully enters chamber then extract and check
    for the scratch in relation to how it sat (mark up )
    Could it be the bottom of the camber entrance that is scratching it,

    If no scratches then set the round in the chamber by hand and close the bolt
    (Be safe about it ) remove and check again in relation to mark, inspect
     
  4. gezzer

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    You have a burr. Send it back to Remington. For the price you paid it should WORK Do not put up with this sub-par work.
     
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