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    Unfired rounds often get stuck in the chamber.

    Forgive me if this topic has been raised a lot before. I haven't been here for a while. I have a Grendel with an old 2009 Satern Rifle Cut barrel and I often am not able to pull the UNFIRED rounds from the chamber. I have maybe 500 rounds through it in total.

    At first I figured it was just a bad round or something... but now I have noticed that it happens very frecuently (although I havent shot it in years until yesterday when it did so again).

    I am wondering if this is a "known issue" with these barrels?.... or if its "just mine"? ... And if a "known issue", what has been the cure?

    Thanks.

    Gene

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    Sounds an awful lot like your bullets are getting jammed in the lands... if you yank the charging handle back, will the bullet come out of the case and stay lodged in the rifling? If not, can you see marks on the bullet from being lodged? Are these handloads, or factory ammo?

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    If your sizing die was not screwed down far enough to get the last portion of the case, you might have a swell and may need some small based sizing dies to bring your brass back in. Got a chamber gauge handy? Run your rounds against it if so.
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    The bullet itself is not affected. After mortaring the rifle the round comes out intact, This happens with both handloads AND FACTORY ammo. I truly believe it is something related to the chamber, but I wanted to find out for sure if this was a more common problem and whether it took sending the barrel back to fix it,

    By the way I emailed Satern... How is their customer service?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grendel-Gene View Post
    The bullet itself is not affected. After mortaring the rifle the round comes out intact, This happens with both handloads AND FACTORY ammo. I truly believe it is something related to the chamber, but I wanted to find out for sure if this was a more common problem and whether it took sending the barrel back to fix it,

    By the way I emailed Satern... How is their customer service?
    How much has the barrel been shot?

    Could be as simple as the chamber needs a good scrubbing. A good carbon solvent and a chamber brush would be my first step.

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    This was pretty common with Satern if you got the barrel from Satern, though not all of them.

    I've finish-reamed 2 of them that I was building uppers with or doing Cerakote work, using a Manson SAAMI Grendel reamer.

    Very few shavings came out, barely noticeable. I used cutting oil, then polished the chambers afterwards with a mop and some bore paste, then cleaned thoroughly.
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    L52, can I borrow your Manson Reamer to fix my issue???

    Thanks!!!!

    Let me know how to proceed if you agree.

    Gene

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    Well, I decided to order a Manson finishing reamer. I figured it was a must to have.
    .... Hope this will fix my problems. I may need some guidance on how to actually use it without ruining my chamber....

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRRPF52 View Post
    This was pretty common with Satern if you got the barrel from Satern, though not all of them.

    I've finish-reamed 2 of them that I was building uppers with or doing Cerakote work, using a Manson SAAMI Grendel reamer.

    Very few shavings came out, barely noticeable. I used cutting oil, then polished the chambers afterwards with a mop and some bore paste, then cleaned thoroughly.
    LRRP52,

    Is this more or less what you did??

    https://youtu.be/fVJo2i3hyvE

    Thanks
    Last edited by Grendel-Gene; 04-20-2017 at 05:37 PM.

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