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Lube and/or clean and lube the cartridge holder, this is the pawl opposite the extractor.
If you remove it be careful, it's a part prone to launching into the realm of never-to-be-found small parts.
Yes, Do this is a large clear plastic bag. Also it may be minor but make sure the two cut-outs on either side of the chamber are clean.
 

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Not exactly "one cure for all ills" but a good starting point. I've been twice confronted with the situation. The first time the cartridge holder was pulled and the contours where it meets the cartridge rim very modestly softened with a fine stone. The second time, removed and found the bore the holder, spring and follower were inserted into were packed with residue. These parts are shrouded in the action and blow by tends to accumulate, restricting its movement. If you shoot your 77 a lot, stripping and cleaning the bolt now and then is easy and keeps the rifle happy.

The only other feature contributing to ejection is a sturdy spur integral to the trigger guard and is unlikely to be problematic.
 

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Wow took extractors out today. Think whom ever owned it before never cleaned them out inside one came out easily, outside one had to soak in carb cleaner to get it to move. Full of dry powder caked in spring. Disassembled whole bolt and cleaned. Works perfectly now.
 

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The OEM trigger with a reduced power spring is pretty crisp for field purposes. Google "Wolff" for spring kits.

Timney offers a spring / sear package with a nice trigger let-off.

volquartsen:

A brass rod can be dropped inside the trigger spring to limit over travel but it's a lot of fiddling for little gain, this I know (grin).
 
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