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Posted: 1/9/2005 6:12:16 PM EDT
A friend of mine has a bolt action rifle and when the trigger is pulled it takes a few seconds for the rifle to discharge.  My thoughts are it's the ammo could it be anything else?
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 10:06:58 PM EDT
It could well be a hangfire.  I would keep it pointed downrange for at least 30 seconds.  Some of these don't go off at all.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By M15A2:
A friend of mine has a bolt action rifle and when the trigger is pulled it takes a few seconds for the rifle to discharge.  My thoughts are it's the ammo could it be anything else?

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:42:13 AM EDT
What kind of rifle and ammo?

Sounds like a hangfire to me.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 1:18:34 PM EDT
Rust in the firing pin channel?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 10:57:55 PM EDT
Time warp. I'd shoot it some place else where the time-space continuum isn't going to slow down time like that.

You gotta be careful with super gravity.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 1:13:37 AM EDT
Every once in awhile, you gotta clean those things - a little oil doesn't hurt sometimes, either...


   - georgestrings
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:09:31 AM EDT
I gave it a good cleaning and it hasn't malfunctioned again, so I suppose that is what it was.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 5:35:41 AM EDT
If the ammo is good then it is the rifle. It is probably a REM 700 and has coagulated greese in trigger housing and bolt. I would take it a out of stock and clean - spray small amount of brake cleaner first and then CLP in trigger group (CLP several time) and take bolt apart and clean firing pin and channel.
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