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    Rifle not firing properly

    Been out stalking a few times this week and had a few misfires, the rifle has a set trigger and this morning pushed the trigger forward to set it and it wouldn’t fire at all. It just clicked twice (and the deer ran away).
    Does anyone know what could be causing the rifle to do this??

    Stacey

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    The trigger it out of adjustment or dirty. Give it a good cleaning to make sure there is no build up of oil and solvent and see if that helps. My 7x57 trigger quit working this past month and this was the problem. I am finding set triggers to be a bother. I'd much rather have a well-adjusted conventional trigger.~Muir

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    Plus one, squeeze once & once only!, dead deer.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    You don't say what make and what trigger you have.. Some are more finiky that others. Had this once on the BSA CF2 with it's dbl sett trigger turned out to be a bit of debris under the safety catch not allowing it to go fully forwards.

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    Could be faulty ammo, excesive Cartridge head space etc etc. If you cant find the problem your self take the rifle to a gun smith.

    Dave

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    Have you stripped your bolt for cleaning recently?? If so, you might have put it together wrong? as a remmy user I have made this mistake.

    Pete

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    Thanks for the advice, it worked fine tonight got 2 does. I'm not sure what has caused it to start doing this as it was monday that i had the first misfire. I stripped the bolt and cleaned it, which i thought would sort it. The rifle is an old brno so doesnt really go wrong, Its quite annoying because i like the set trigger.
    It seems to be the first time you try to shoot it and after that it works fine?

    Stacey
    Last edited by Stacey; 05-11-2011 at 20:49.

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    Sounds like a bit of fine adjustment is in order. If you look in the bottom of the safety lug recess if I remember correctly there is an adjustment screw. I cannot remember if it adjusts the sett trigger as I never used it.I took it off and replaced with the normal curved blade when my ZKK 601 was new. Should have instructions around somewhere but god only knows where. It might be worth making the sett weight a mite heavier and see if it helps.

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    It sounds daft , but are you sure the safe was off ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Thanks for the advice, it worked fine tonight got 2 does. I'm not sure what has caused it to start doing this as it was monday that i had the first misfire. I stripped the bolt and cleaned it, which i thought would sort it. The rifle is an old brno so doesnt really go wrong, Its quite annoying because i like the set trigger.
    It seems to be the first time you try to shoot it and after that it works fine?

    Stacey
    Clean the trigger group.~Muir

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