Re: Bolt handle tight to lift up on some shots.
I bought a Browning BLR 22-250 from a friend about a year ago. He gave me some factory ammo at the same time and I ended up buying some new Hornady Super Performance ammo also. I had problems with the lever action getting stuck and not ejecting the brass similar to what you are talking about with your bolt gun. I kept thinking the load was too hot for the gun and I asked him if he had had any problems with it in the past - he said no.
I had cleaned and lubed all that I could without taking down the action of that BLR (problems will happen if you don't know what you are doing, and I didn't).
I finally decided that I needed to lightly coat the chamber with oil (I used Silver Bullet Gun Oil) and it did the trick. My guess was (and confirmed by the previous owner) that the rifle hadn't been fired for quite a while and the chamber hadn't gotten enough lube. I've shot factory loads as well as handloads through that gun in the meantime without any issues with the lever ejecting the case.
Simple fix. Good luck.
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