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Misfired, very frustrated!!!

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Fire 300 rounds of cci blazer and no problem, put it the wolff MT got a misfired once in every 3 shots, put the blazer back in and no problem. so can someone tell me whats going on?
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I was having several misfires with a new 93 WMR, it was very frustrating at best. I noticed if I cycled the bolt lightly it would misfire, but it shouldn't matter if the bolt is working correctly. I took the bolt out of the gun and put it in a pan with a few inches of water and boiled it on the stove for 10 minutes. All kind of gunk came out of it and it didn't harm the bolt or ruin the finish at all. I shook the excess water out of it (careful it's very hot) and let it dry and lubed it up with some gun oil and put it back in the gun. The problem was gone and the bolt performed perfect. I have about 300 rounds through the gun now since boiling the bolt and all is well. I'm not saying this is a good way to clean your bolt or suggesting anyone do this, it worked well for me and solved my problem. With 7K rounds through yours you might need a new spring inside the bolt, or at least a very good bolt cleaning. Mine was new with only 30 rounds through it.
 

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Thanks I would try it to see whats gonna happen, maybe a new spring but that doesn't explain why it still shooting fine with cci blazer, maybe a bad badge of Wolf Mt? Stripped the bolt and cleaned thoroughly btw. Thanks
 

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I've got an old Mossberg 340kc thats giving me fits too. I was shooting some
Win 555s after mounting a MurllerAPV. Once Igot it zeroed I tried some Wolf MT and no joy, they wouldn't fire either. Went back to the 555s and started having FTFs with them, plus extraction problems. I went home fustrated. Haven't touched it in a week
 

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Not saying this is the case but there have been some random complaints of misfires with Wolf the past few months, don't have a clue as to what has changed but the reports are out there. Check your firing pin for unrestricted movement and try as many other ammunition as well.
 

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Just stripped entire bolt assembly, polish everything from striker pin to firing pin and inside and outside of the bolt. I did notice a very faint mark on the round tip of the striker ( next to the C clip) where it meets against the back of firing pin stopper, probably nothing but worth mentioning.

Pulled the projectile off the a Wolf round and off a Blazer round, dumped all the gun powder out from each case and insert them in the TR chamber, pulled the trigger and they both ignited. I compared the case of each brand and the Wolf seems to have deeper indentation. Maybe it just a bad badge from Wolf with hit or miss primer.

I'll order some more Wolf to see what gonna happen. Thanks guys
 

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That faint mark on the striker is nothing to worry about - Normal wear:bthumb:
As Gerald said, some rumours doing the rounds re misfires with Wolf/SK at the
moment - I use a lot of SK - Haven't had any problems down here.
If it persists, Savage Gunsmithing now have a replacement striker spring supposed to be 20% better - May be another option to consider.
Cheers,
Allan.
 

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I am not trying to steel this post, but I have a question on the spring. On my pistols I usually use a wall drywall anchor and release the tension on the firing pin (Dry Fire it for storage) I have not done this on my Savage. Leaving the Savage cocked all the time wear the spring faster? From what I understand it won't, just compressing and uncompressing the spring will cause it to wear down. What is everybody doing on this?
 

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Opinions vary but all you have to do is hold the trigger back while closing the bolt on an empty chamber to lower the firing pin/striker gently, this works on most rimfire bolt action rifles.
 
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