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Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by ysacres, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member

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    I had a 280 round go through my Rem 700 SS DM 7mm, Luckley for me ,just a blody nose from shredded brass when the case blew up.
    Now the mag wont feed, if I hold pressure on it, it will chamber a round, otherwise the bolt face misses the cartrage,
    Q could this be the clip, or could I have damage to the resses in the stock where the clip engauges?
    Also could that have bad affects on rifling (lands and groves)

    thanx CG
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    Wow.

    Obviously, the clip is no longer latching high enough. Is it locking in place at all? Could be a lot of things, including bent bottom metal.

    I doubt it damaged the rifling, but it almost certain that the chamber is scratched/scarred. Maybe to the point of causing extraction problems, maybe not. Also, since the .280 Rem and 7mm Mag have different sized bolt faces, I would check to see if the bolt has been damaged.

    Best bet is to take it to a gunsmith and have everything checked over.
  3. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member

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    Yes the clip locks in, but has about 1/16 in play up and down, Just enough to not pick up the cartarge.
    The bolt face apperes OK.
    I have fired a few rounds and they seem to eject OK.
    I will purchase a new clip, if it does not fit properly then, as you say "bent bottom metal" = scrap iron for the Smitty to figure out

    THX CG

    I need glasses
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