As a daily reader and very seldom writer, I submit my gunsmithing problem to others here more knowledgable. I recently acquired a late 70's Weatherby Mark V (Japanese) LH in .300. I fired this rifle perhaps 10x after acquiring, to check function, accuracy and scope zero. It appeared to function fine at that time. I only very recently discovered that with three rounds in the magazine and bolt closed, when the bolt is cycled to chamber a round and brought fully aft...not one but TWO rounds are released, causing both jamming the action and failure to feed. This is my first Weatherby, but have owned countless other lot guns over the last 40 years...and have never before encountered this before. After very serious inspection (40 year A&P) I cannot find issue with either the magazine lips nor bolt assembly.
I have other rifles to chase our Mat Valley moose with, but would sure like to resolve this problem (if possible) hopefully without having to take it to my gunsmith Stan Jackson. I kindly ask those on this forum with gunsmithing knowledge and experience on bolt actions (specifically the Mark V) for your input. Thank you in advance for anticipated input and good luck to all Alaskans in filling this years freezer.