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    I would back out the action screws and try without the firing pin, then drop off the trigger and try. One thing I have seen is that, if you just changed scope mounts, a mount screw just slightly too long can do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtS View Post
    I would back out the action screws and try without the firing pin, then drop off the trigger and try. One thing I have seen is that, if you just changed scope mounts, a mount screw just slightly too long can do that.
    Was dinking around and backed out the front guard screw. Presto, problem fixed. Action now as smooth as a baby's bottom. A couple months ago R G made note that on one of my rifles the action was loose in the stock. So after I got home I checked the rest of my rifles for barrel-forearm clearance and guard screw tightness. One was a wee bit loose and this one was probably it. I note that the screw had been shortened previously by the gent who fit the stock. Guess I need to grind it down a bit more.

    Thanks for all of the input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kielly View Post
    Don't have a Remington, but does the front screw thread into the lug ways?
    Got it in one, that lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
    Was dinking around and backed out the front guard screw. Presto, problem fixed.
    Glad to hear it was something that simple. My assumption on these deals is that the simple things have already been looked at..... -Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    Glad to hear it was something that simple. My assumption on these deals is that the simple things have already been looked at..... -Al
    Or automatically assumed not to be the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
    Or automatically assumed not to be the problem.
    Yes. -Al

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    A kid out here that spends time at my house (with my kids) was out back wheelin' a while back..... he got into some fairly deep oopsies and killed the motor in a deep puddle. It's fire a liddle, clunk, sputter, over-rev and rattle to a stop....

    Obvious assumption was he'd sucked water.

    Over a month later,

    about 10 backyard rednecks later,

    several actual mechanics later.......

    His dad, a 40yr professional mobile mechanic and millwright went out one night and DUMPED SOME GAS IN IT.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    A kid out here that spends time at my house (with my kids) was out back wheelin' a while back..... he got into some fairly deep oopsies and killed the motor in a deep puddle. It's fire a liddle, clunk, sputter, over-rev and rattle to a stop....

    Obvious assumption was he'd sucked water.

    Over a month later,

    about 10 backyard rednecks later,

    several actual mechanics later.......

    His dad, a 40yr professional mobile mechanic and millwright went out one night and DUMPED SOME GAS IN IT.......
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    VROOOM VROOOOM fired right up. Course you'd expect him to know it was low on fuel, no? Did they have to come out with a front end loader and do a "dramatic" rescue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antelopedundee View Post
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    VROOOM VROOOOM fired right up. Course you'd expect him to know it was low on fuel, no? Did they have to come out with a front end loader and do a "dramatic" rescue?
    another truck pulled him 3/4 mile home to my shop backwards..... he felt it was dramatic LOL

    Then they trailered it home....

    All because he didn't check the most basic thing

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    Something about trees and a forest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Coots View Post
    Something about trees and a forest?
    It's a classic, Dave.......


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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    another truck pulled him 3/4 mile home to my shop backwards..... he felt it was dramatic LOL

    Then they trailered it home....

    All because he didn't check the most basic thing
    The gentleman who fit the stock is pretty meticulous, but I expect that he torqued the screw just snug. I snugged it a bit more which apparently was just enough to cause contact. Anyway a few strokes with a file Fixed R Up.

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    diff

    Check the scope mount BASE screws on the front and rear.
    they could be too long and be putting drag on the bolt.
    it's and easy fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GerryM View Post
    Check the scope mount BASE screws on the front and rear.
    they could be too long and be putting drag on the bolt.
    it's and easy fix.
    It was the front guard screw that was the culprit. If the screws and bases are machined properly, the head of the longer screws [intended for rear base or rear 2 holes of a one piece base] won't fit into the holes in the front base [or one hole in a one piece base] so that very problem is avoided. At least that's what I saw when I tried to use the long screws to fasten a Leupold [QRW type 2 piece front base] on a 700. I had to use the shorter screws for the front base. May not be universal however.

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    Difficult bolt lift

    Yes that would do it'
    glad your squared away'

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