The second shift did it? How about the third shift, or the weekend shift?
It is currently at Rossi in Georgia and it is clean as a whistle. Apparently, no actually reads an entire post.I have on .17hmrs, AND YOU ARE VERY CLOSE TO AN OUT OF BATTERIE EXPLOSION.
Clean the day-ligths out of your chamber with a bronze brush and many minutes of soaking with your favorite carbon cleaner.
Something is stopping the rounds from fully chambering, and it can be a big deal with a 22WRM/17HMR because they contain over 4 times the powder load of a .22.
It could also be that your bolt is out of timing due to being dirty, or just poor engineering.
Semi auto 22WRM/17HMR's are quite difficult to build correctly.
Volquartsen and the New Savage rife have it figured it out using 2 different methodologies.
We've all heard of 10/22's blowing out there magazines with an out of batterie round.
Update: Had to leave work early (long story there). Had time to pick up the XT-17VR, Clean it, mount a new Vortex Copperhead 4x12x44 (New from warranty return), Oil it, and put it out my wife's radar in the gun locker. Whew! I don't think I have a .17 arbor for the boresighter, but I will see tomorrow. Busy day.Saturday morning. It is at the Sportsman's Warehouse in **** Rapids, MN. I live in White Bear Lake, MN 27.5 miles away. I ordered the last available XT-17 of any model they had. Luckily, it had the heavy barrel.
I hope you are as happy with your XT VR as I am with mine. Good luck with the Rossi.Thanks. I'm waiting to hear what Rossi says, if anything. It arrived there on 7/14. They haven't looked at it yet. I have attached their "repair status". Meanwhile, I bought a Marlin XT-17VR that I have to pick up on Saturday.
Very happy with the Marlin. Here it is being sighted in at 100 yards. Federal ammo.I hope you are as happy with your XT VR as I am with mine. Good luck with the Rossi.