Hello, looks like a good site, this is my first post!!
I have been using a Win Mag 300 for about 15 years, and decided to build an inexpensive, lightweight "mountain rifle", which should be more of a pleasure to carry around all day at 8-10,000 feet.
I bought a slightly used Tikka T3 lite 300WSM ($400)and putmy old Leupold Vari-X II on it. Well I accomplished the goal of weight, as this setup is a good 2 pounds lighter than my old 300 Win. BTW, it does kick!!
Anyway, I shot a box of Federal 180gr today (the blue box), and had one round that simply will not chamber. The bolt will go forward with this round, but will not lock down (feels like it is stuck). The casing and bullet look identical to the rest of the box, which fed fine!
I never had a misfeed on my Win pre-64 bolt!! Other than that issue, the gun shot well, and had reasonable groups at 100 & 200 yds.
Anyone have this happen? Does it sound more of an issue with the WSM, or an issue with the Tikka bolt?
BTW, this is the first time that I have been reffered to as a "fawn"...