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    hornady 223 40 grn vmax

    I have been using hornady vmax 40grn 223 in my browning xbolt and have noticed lately that they are a bit tight on closing the bolt.Just wondered if anyone else has had same experience or maybe i have a dodgy batch

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    For the first 35 years of cleaning rifles I never bothered to clean the chambers of rifles, however this is something I now do. Have you cleaned the chamber of your .223 recently? There may be sufficient gunge accumulating in front of the shoulder of the case? The lug recesses may also need a clean?

    Regards JCS

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    This is where the magic happens! The chamber and breech should be cleaned all the time. You will even get brass filings in there after time. All it takes is a 1mm of foreign body build up and yes you will start finding it hard to close the bolt.


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    thanks guys worth a look but havent had it that long and probably only fired about 150 rds through it but that did occur to me

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    Are you neck or full length sizing, what about case length ?


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    As Hornet 6 says check case length might need to bump the shoulders back.


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    Read the post.

    This is commercial ammo:-
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinistral View Post
    Read the post.

    This is commercial ammo:-
    My mistake ..

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    I am using those through my cz and yes they are tight,more so than the winchesters i was using.

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