He guys need some advise. I bought a new 22 hornet A new Savage lightweight varminter with the laminate stock. Great looking rifle but I am having issues with cycling the ammo. The shell will jam in there when closing the bolt. I cant close it slow and it happens even when slammin it shut. just not as often. And when i do it has actually seated the bullet deeper into the casing. I have probably 10 rounds that are useless now becaust of it. tHE AMMO Im running through it is Remington 45 gr HP. Buddy gave me 3 hornady vmax to try and the cycle a lot better but still have it jam up time or two. Whats the deal???? any help or thoughts? Thanks
Sounds as if there are 2 issues : feeding and a head space issue as well. I would send it back to Savage with a detailed description of your findings. I would not fire that rifle if I were you. There could be a head space problem that will cause a failed caase and that would be bad.
He got back to me and is sending me a new magazine HOWEVER i just had my buddy look it over and he pointed this out. See pics. There looks to be a sleve in the barrel that is not seated flush and the shell is catching on it. It has destroyed quite a few rounds and i am at witts end with this issue! Its a tack driver only when you can get a few rounds to chamber. What are your thoughts after looking at these pics