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I have Browning BLR .308 which I love. Factory rounds

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I have Browning BLR...

I have Browning BLR .308 which I love. Factory rounds unfired will chamber. Once fired, bolt won't close all the way. Once fired, action very hard to open. If I put the fired casing in the chamber and close the lever, the bolt is a fraction away to the point where you cannot pull the trigger.

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Rifle was thoroughly cleaned. Gun scrubber shot into the bolt

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Firearms
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What brand of ammo were you using when this happened?

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