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22-250 bolt question

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by prkrgrp, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp oregon Active Member

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    removed bolt, cleaned barrel, put the bolt back in and chambered a round, the bolt would not engage the casing base, had to push the round out with a rod tried several more before the bolt would engage the round and eject it, any thoughts???
     
  2. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Make and model of gun will be essential to talk you thru this. We can start with a couple questions: Did you tinker with the bolt at all while out of the gun? Did the gun function perfectly just prior to removing the bolt?
     
  3. iusmc2002

    iusmc2002 Colville, WA Active Member

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    Almost sounds like the round went into the chamber too far. Is that "headspace", I can't remember. Were they reloads? Were you able to get the bolt into battery?
     
  4. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp oregon Active Member

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    rem7 22-250
    gun worked fine prior to cleaning, and just cleaned the bolt.
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Did you try inserting the bolt without a round in the chamber?

    Sounds to me that either the extractor wasn't moving out of the way allowing it to snap over the rim of the case, or the ejector plunger wasn't retracting into the bolt face.

    Or, there was a piece of something (cleaning patch? piece of brush?) left in the chamber not allowing the round to fully seat in the chamber. If the round would not fall out when the bolt was withdrawn and the muzzle elevated, that would be my hunch.
     
  6. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Guy who pronounces the state correctly is on the right track.

    If we understand your problem correctly, the rifle chambers a round just fine, the bolt closes just fine, but will not extract the round from the chamber. Correct?

    The extractor is the little "fingernail" shaped "crescent moon" inside the bolt face. It grips the rim of the case. The ejector is the little cylindrical shaft (orygun's "plunger" is a good description) also in the bolt face. Both are spring loaded. With the bolt removed, use a small flat screwdriver tip to press on each of these and make sure they are traveling where they should. The extractor should travel back into the rim of the bolt face, and return enough to grip a case rim. The ejector should retract flush with the bolt face, and return to be exposed about 2mm or so. A bit of lubricant would not hurt.

    If these are operating correctly, and there is no obstruction in the chamber, all should function properly.