Maybe someone has some advice or can point me in the right direction?
I have a Remington model 700 which I recently shipped south to have the bolt skeletonized and fluted and duracoated. Its a .300 RUM and is upwards of 10 pounds sans scope so the work was not really for lightening but cosmetics. When I got it back from the shop I popped a Timney Trigger in to replace the stock trigger which had been slowly tightening up on me for the last few years. Went through the safety cycling and testing to ensure that the installation had gone according to plan.
Everything worked fine and I sent a few rounds down-range the next day to get the scope sighted in. Rounds 1-5 were fine, but when I pulled the trigger on round 6 all that happened was the snap of trigger pull/pin moving forward. No bang. I held gun in the firing position for a long 30 seconds and then removed the round. The firing pin had made a dent in the primer that looked to be about the depth of the ones that had went off. Threw this round in the ocean, hopefully never to be heard of again. Thought to myself "maybe round was a dud" even though it was remington factory loaded ammo. Shot 7 was fired like normal and then round 8 - another misfire. Wait, look, throw in ocean.
I don't really want to be out on the range with a gun that I am unsure of what will happen when I pull the trigger. I am in the Juneau area and don't think there are any gunsmiths within driving distance who will work on bolts/firing pins. I took it to Rayco a few days ago and they suggested sending it to a gunsmith in either anchorage/fairbanks area and having them work on it.
Could the sudden misfire development be from the fluting process? Trigger installation? Painting/coating or something? Any advice from those who may have had this problem or know of a gunsmith who can assess problem/fix and will send things through the mail would be greatly appreciated.