Bolt Sticking after firingPosted by mitch184 on December 11, 2015 at 4:30 am
Just joined the group. I already have a question regarding my T3 lite 300 Win Mag. I've fired around 100 rounds through the rifle and now I'm having a problem with the bolt. With the firing pin back, as in the gun hasn't been fired, the bolt works smooth as always. However, after the gun is dry fired, I can see the bolt rotate slightly counterclockwise and then the bolt arm rubs the action. This results in a very sticky bolt.
Any ideas on this? Maybe an aluminum bolt shroud?
MemberDecember 11, 2015 at 5:03 am21 Bullseyes
Hi Mitch, hmm I am not sure what can be happening. I have no Idea what can be going on. I have never seen this happen.
My only advice is clean well.
MemberDecember 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm105 Bullseyes
If you replaced you your factory plastic bolt shroud with an aftermarket aluminum this could actually be the problem. Some of them fit tight and I experienced the same thing with my 300wsm build.
After cycling and working the bolt it eventually became a non issue after about 20-30rds.
If its doesn't loosen up then there is a larger problem.
MemberDecember 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm1 Bullseye
I still have the factory plastic shroud. I give it a quick lookover and it didn't look cracked, but I was thinking about throwing on the Aluminum shroud for piece of mind.
It seems really strange to me that the bolt rotates when it's dry fired. Its fairly noticeable and now I can actually feel it rotate when its dry fired. I haven't actually shot the gun lately, but I was doubting that makes a difference. Could it?
MemberDecember 11, 2015 at 11:03 pm105 Bullseyes
Read this thread and see if it helps…
MemberDecember 20, 2015 at 10:49 pm1 Bullseye
So I took the firing pin assembly out of the bolt. Cleaned everything and the bolt is quite a bit smoother now. However, now I'm wondering if its worth it to completely disassemble the pin, spring, etc and polish that firing pin. I saw a video on that.
Has anyone taken the firing spring off or have instructions? Looks like a simple c-clips that holds the spring retainer.
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