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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington County, PA
Winchester Model 70 Question
I have a newer model 70 chambered in 300wsm. I bought it soon after the short mags were introduced, first year or second, I can't remember. My problem is, the gun does not eject the spent brass. It will release them, and they will lay in the receiver. I called winchester and they told me "you have to pull the bolt back with a brisk motion." I recently returned from a hunting trip with the gun where after the shot, I had to turn the gun upside down to get the brass out so I could chamer another. I literally have to slam it back as fast as I can to get the brass to just fall out of the reciever. Winchester wants me to send the whole rifle back to them. Sounds like a big hassle to me. If it is going to be an easy fix for a smith, I'd rather just pay them instead of going though the ordeal of shipping a firearm. What you guys think? Is this normal for a model 70?