I had a Rem 700, 30-06. I bought it used, older model as determined by the cut checkering on the stock and other things. Over the years I have had some misfires. I have googled remington 700 misfire, and get only info about problems with the safety and unexpected firing when the bolt is closed or safety taken off. I had a gunsmith do the remington recommended modification so that it could be unloaded with the safety on.
I've been told a certain ammo company had made ammo with hard primers, and a variety of reasons. I never have a problem at the range, just when hunting. I thought possibly grease in the trigger or bolt got too thick when it was cold, but I took it to someone to check out and I was told there was crap in the bolt. I shot it a few times and had no problems, but recently I had a deer in the sights and only got a click and dented primer. The click wasn't too loud either. I didn''t get that deer, and didn't shoot again to see if it would work. It seemed to have a good click when I pulled the trigger when it was unloaded later.
I could understand crap in the bolt slowing down the firing pin, but I haven't shot it a dozen times since the bolt was last taken apart and cleaned out. Does anyone have an answer? I liked that rifle, it was lightweight, and accurate. I was considering getting a .308 in a Rem 700, but now although I like the rifle, I"m afraid to get another Rem 700. Dirt in trigger? Dirt in bolt? Hammer spring? Worn firing pin?
Thanks for your input.