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Picked up my new howa stealth combo set up yesterday was quality looked the nuts with the fluted barrell was well happy UNTILL

 

I took it to zero I was using hornandy v max 55 grain the first five went through fine was really impressed with how accurate and scrisp it was then :( the bolt started to get tight to close then nightmare brass stuck in the chamber bolt wouldent close so back to mine cleaning rod down and out it come on closer inspection of the fired cases they were scratched all the way up so loaded one in and out a couple times and the bullet head was soooooo scratched and the top of the brass cases were actually dented !

 

So this morn I took it back the guy from howa rang me apologising he was really good actually and he's getting it back to me as soon as it's sorted with a few freebies for the inconvenience so back to waiting now for it to come again allready had to wait three weeks them foxes will just have to wait a bit longer !!!!!!!!

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Na def didnt pick anything up cleaned after got the round out but still done it and the cases I fired first were all scratched up to I think something I the chamber isn't right but I'm no expert at all very weird !

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My brother in law has a howa in 223 and it regularly has cases sticking in the barrel where I have a howa in 308 which eats everything fed to it .

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Oh right ok I can't have a rifle that gets stuck all the time drive me crazy hopefully they will sort it my dad had one to and it's fine just my luck lol

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Only problem I have with my .308 is the chamber must have been done when the reamer was nearing the end of its life as it's a tight chamber.

 

Still passes the go/no go gauges though so technically it's in spec. Howerver while most factory ammo will load OK cases FLS with Lee, RCBS, Hornady and Redding dies would either not chamber or be very tight when closing the bolt.

 

Sorted as my RFD skimmed a few thou" off the bottom of my Lee die to get me going and I then bought a set of RCBS Small Base dies but after trying them once to see if they did the job (which they did) they went back in the box and I just use the Lee die :)

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That's weird!

 

Must of picked something up no?

 

I mean if it was loading fine to start off with!

 

Well, thats exactly what I would have thought.

I presume the OP gave the rifle a good clean and scrub before using it for the first time.

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You assume right Charlie T I clean all my rifles before every outing and after without fail this is def a manufacture fault I think !

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You assume right Charlie T I clean all my rifles before every outing and after without fail this is def a manufacture fault I think !

 

Damn bad luck.....get all excited about a new rifle than that happens.

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