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    Talking You guys are going to hate me....

    I bought another gun, a Rem. 700 270 WSM XCR, NIB(new in box)...the guy bought it for $1200 (high mark up per village order) & sold it to me for UNDER the price you'd pay at a dealer/shop/walmart....

    Don't hate me guys...please...

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    Nice buy. You will love the xcr. I love mine. Happy Hunting!

    Ron

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    Default I'd been wanting a...

    Stainless/poly gun for a while now, & VIOLA here it comes...

    I like this gun, but the bolt does seem a lil too harsh to cycle...especially on the push downward motion...it emits a high pitched squeak...will need to find the source of the friction & get 'er greased sufficiently...over all the gun is pretty darned sweet...the barrel looks thicker than my BDL & the trigger pull seems lighter...doesn't have the detachable mag like my BDL but has the trap door type...holds three, which is ok considering it's a WSM...

    Now I need to buy, bases, rings, sling & a scope...
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    I set one of these up for a guy a short while ago. He dropped off the gun, VXIII scope and 2 boxes of shells and asked me to put it together, zero it in and adjust the trigger if needed. The trigger was as good as they come on a production rifle so basicly that left slapping the scope on it and shooting up his bullets.

    I also remember that the chambering wasn't as smooth as most 700's are. I think that is a characteristic of the short fat WSM cartriges more than a fault of the gun. I once zeroed in a 70 Winchester Black Shadow in 7mm WSM that acted much the same.

    The XTR 270WSM that I zeroed was a shooter. Right around an inch with the factory 150's that he brought me.

    As for the squeak??? Follower would be my guess if not that maybe a burr on a feed rail or the top of the feed ramp????

    I have always been a fan of the 270 Winchester and own a couple of them. The WSM version just adds another hundred yards to already excellent caliber.

    Enjoy the new toy!

    Oh yeah! Yup there would still be a God. Satan will be consumed in the "Lake of Fire" so he won't die in the woods neither.......I'm still smiling!

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    Default What's the "follower?"

    is that on the bolt? I think the squeak is coming from either the bolt head (nearest the chamber) or it could be coming from near the bolt handle itself...

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    The follower is the thing the shells sit on in the magazine well. As you run the bolt forward it is a natural tendancy for the follower to try to slide forward along with the shell (or bolt on an empty chamber). It can only move forward a tiny bit until it hits the front of the magazine well. Durying this tiny bit of travel is where they can squeak. I've probably handled a thousand 700's in my day and have only encounteed this a couple of times.

    Whatever squeaks usually stops when a little lubrication is applied. Since it is brand splinter new then I'm bettin the squeak will go away with normal use.

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