I'm cleaning up a vintage project Remington 700 S/A and the one remaining issue is wonky cartridge feeding. It's a .22-250, and each cartridge had to be fiddled with to get them to align properly for pickup by the bolt when it is cycled. Generally the first round will feed fine (better than 50%) but the 2nd and 3rd round have to be depressed to pop back up properly into the proper feeding attitude. Lots of times the bolt will just pass-over the top of the subsequent cartridges. Before I try a new spring and polish the cartridge feed guide, any other thoughts?
Anyone ever experience this and what's the solution?