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#518407 - 12/06/07 07:14 AM gun problems or cartridge misfires
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I have a Winchester 270 bolt action. Just recently, the gun got very hard to close the bolt. The other day, I had a dry fire . The pin hit the cartridge, but the gun didn't fire.........what could be the problem? Was it a bad shell or does the difficulty closing the bolt mean another problem.......I shot the gun aftethe dry fire and it shot fine, twice actually.....it's still hard to close the bolt........

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#518454 - 12/06/07 07:51 AM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Whelen Man
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You probably need to clean that bolt (including inside) and the locking lug recesses thoroughly. Likely somewhere there's a small piece of trash hiding (and I've had them hide well). That's my bet. You probably got a light firing pin strike due to either excessive headspace caused by gunk in the locking lug recesses or there's a bit of debris inside the bolt moving about and causing the firing pin to strike lighter than normal. Once I worked and worked on a pistol to try to get it to fire normally and finally found a tiny piece of tumbling media that was jamming up the trigger mechanism.

Here's a good article on gunk.
http://www.rifleshootermag.com/gunsmithing/RSgunsmith2/
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#518530 - 12/06/07 08:44 AM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Whelen Man]
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thanks...........I'll give it a try.........

p...........
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#518612 - 12/06/07 09:55 AM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Allen Sullivan
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Are these factory loads or hand loads? If hand loads it could be the case is not sized correctly.
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#518662 - 12/06/07 10:23 AM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Allen Sullivan]
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factory loads.........winchester elite 270......shot in a winchester 270 rifle

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#518718 - 12/06/07 11:24 AM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Bottom Hunter]
Allen Sullivan
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Just wondering had a problem with the bolt not closing on mine. But I had not resized them right.
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#518889 - 12/06/07 03:22 PM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Allen Sullivan]
Hillbilly Hunter
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Does it close easy when it is empty?

You may have a bad box of shells.
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#519141 - 12/06/07 06:32 PM Re: gun problems or cartridge misfires [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
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closes fine when empty............new box of shells..........

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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