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    hornady feeding problems

    I have a browning xbolt in 223 and it seems the last lot of hornady ammo i bought is reall hard to get the bolt down on.Works ok on other ammo,just wondered if anyone else has had this with ammo

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    My parter has a xbolt a few months ago she had the same problem she got the chamber cleaned at a gunsmith it was full of cooper. It works great now.

    Kevin

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    Like Tommy Cooper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0e_bl0ggs View Post
    Like Tommy Cooper?
    Just like that!
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Don't you just love typo's?..... might be enough in here to have a Typo's parade
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I'm not saying anything about typos.

    Seriously though and getting back to the original question it's possibly just a tight chamber and rounds that at the maximum of accepted tolerances for the manufacturer. A mate had a similar problem with a BSA CF2 some years ago. They just wouldn't chamber in his rifle but would in other rifles of the same calibre. He just had to use different ammunition.
    Last edited by 8x57; 20-01-2013 at 10:52.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickjgardner View Post
    I have a browning xbolt in 223 and it seems the last lot of hornady ammo i bought is reall hard to get the bolt down on.Works ok on other ammo,just wondered if anyone else has had this with ammo
    This problem should never occur, but I had it with PPU and a Sako 75.

    Chamber a few of the rounds in your rifle (in a safe place, naturally), then have a look on the shoulder area on the cartridges. You will probably see bright areas where the tarnish is removed. If so, what you've got it ammunition with a headspace slightly longer than it should be compared to the headspace of your rifle's chamber (or vice versa, your camber is a touch too short).

    Take the ammunition back to the dealer where you bought it and get it changed for a different brand or batch. Make sure that the new ammunition chambers properly (i.e. have the dealer chamber a few rounds).

    --JMS

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