Oiling and lotioning, lotioning and oiling
- Nov 4, 2019
I have a factory Remington 700 action with a criterion remage barrel. When I put this rifle together my only goal was shooting distance for fun. Since then I have dove head first into prs and hopefully will be upgrading my action and barrel soon. However until then this is what I have to work with. My problem or question, I recently shot during rain and humid weather and the bolt was very hard to close and open. Shooting factory hornady 6cm 108 eldm, I was told that more than likely it was not the ammo and was probably a pressure issue. Possibly headspace too tight? Also marks on the bullet like it’s getting shoved too far into the lands. When I assembled this I had it to where the bolt would almost close on a no go gauge but not fully lock down. Is this something I can fix by backing the barrel off a couple thou or what are some recommendations or other thoughts on the problem? Also had the same problem out of 6.5cm remage barrel but only in rainy conditions. Help a clueless guy out.