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Jamming Model Seven

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:54 pm
My Seven won't feed: How about this one. I had my 260 Model Seven for several years and one stock change. This rifle with selected loads is ungodly accurate. I had loaded for this rifle and fed the cartridges singly.

I had made up this most recent batch with old Speer 90gr. Hollowpoints and 45gr. of IMR 4350-It did great up until the rounds were tried in the magazine.

The rear of the cartridge would go down into the magazine box and the nose of the bullet would jam into the receiver. This was consistent will all round in the magazine. Remington is sending information on returning the rifle. Are their any suggestion for a home cure.?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:22 pm
Sounds like you seated the bullets too far out for the cartridge's maximum overall length in the Model 7 magazine box. You can still feed them one-by-one, or just seat them deeper.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:48 pm
Loading the rounds out too long is a possibility. The bullets were 90gr. Speer hollow points loaded so they would feed through the magazine. What happened was that the rear of the case would dive into the magazine box and the bullet would flips up jamming inside the receiver. All this happened as the round had moved forward from the magazine. :cry:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:00 pm
Roundball wrote:What happened was that the rear of the case would dive into the magazine box and the bullet would flips up jamming inside the receiver. All this happened as the round had moved forward from the magazine.


Okay, had that same thing happen with a new-to-me vintage 700 in .22-250 where the cartridges are very short for even the SA magazine box. Turns out the magazine spring was weakened, and a slight re-bend to keep the arse-end of the shells up during action cycling was all it took. There are quite a few YouTube videos available on the topic. Don't know how old your Model 7 is, but it can happen and is an easy fix.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:49 pm
Thanks folks for the suggestions. I decided to let Remington deal with this problem and sent the rifle off to a factory repair station. The rifle was returned today-3/23-having been gone three weeks. The work ticket showed that it was necessary to repair the magazine box. The rifle was tested for functioning and test fired. This rifle had been fooled with and may have been damaged while work was being done a Bubba Custom Gun Works. Next up is to remount the scope and get the rifle running again.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Hope all is well and give us a report when you can. If I was in the market for another I would grab a model 7 as it sounds like quality and like that 20 inch barrel in .243.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:52 pm
How's the rifle now? A good Model 7 is well worth keeping running right as they are such gems.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:56 pm
What's happening with my Model Seven right now? Have not shot the rifle. Currently it's the next one to be sent off to Remington for the updated trigger. The rifle had been tinkered with with two changes in stocks in the past. It's a work in progress. I'm wise to the bent magazine box issue in Bubba'ed Remington's. I'll update again when the rifle comes back and is shot. I make progress slowly. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:50 pm
Roundball wrote:I make progress slowly. :D


Did you ever get this rifle fixed all up?
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