I have a .222 Remington caliber Remington 788 rifle that is a hand me down from my late father. I have been having problems with cartridge feed from the magazine to chamber with the bolt ramming the nose of the cartridge into the area below the chamber, denting the lead point and/or pushing the bullet back into the neck of the cartridge. My father had not complained about this problem and looking at the internet I don't see others complaining that this is a problem with the 788 so I am puzzled. I have checked that the magazine is inserted fully and tried this with three different magazines with 1 and 3 cartridges in the magazine (so spring pressure isn't the issue). This is in a controlled environment, I would really be having trouble if I was trying to get off a quick second shot at a target. Any ideas?
Question by Albert V. Turk. Uploaded on January 24, 2010