About a month ago I bought a m70 fwt in 300 win from a local gun shop. The guy said it was won in a raffle and never fired. I took it out today to break in the barrel and had feeding issues. I would load one round into the magazine and when I would push the bolt forward it wasn't being grabbed by the claw. The round would just pop out of the mag being pushed along. The round would ride up the feed ramp and then enter the chamber. When the round was almost all the way in the chamber there would be a build up of resistance till the bolt was all the way forward which I'm assuming was the claw going up over the rim of the cartridge.
What should be my first course of action? Should I take it to a smith, or is it likely something easy like a bad follower or mag spring?
Had anybody had a similar issue?