10/22 trigger not resetting

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Huxbux

Bearcat
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Sep 18, 2008
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On several occasions today (after shooting roughly 100 rds through the gun), the trigger failed to reset. Bolt was completely closed, round properly seated in chamber. After manually ejecting round and re-charging the rifle, it functioned normally for a couple rounds, then same malfuntion occured again. I set it aside for a time, as I was zeroing several other firearms. After a half hour or so cool down period, I loaded 10 rounds in the mag and it performed flawlessly. I initially guessed debris in the FCG, but allowing the rifle to cool down, would have no effect on this problem AFAIK. This rifle has been well maintained with only about 500 rounds through it. Getting ready to clean it tonight. Any suggestions?
 

mjpchief

Single-Sixer
Joined
Mar 17, 2008
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Clean it and try again. Probably just a piece of junk on sear. If it continues check and make sure that bolt is cycling back far enough to set hammer when fired. Pulling it back by hand and releasing it may set hammer but under firing conditions it may not be cycling back far enough to set hammer sear. What ammo?
 

mjpchief

Single-Sixer
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Mar 17, 2008
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That should push the bolt back far enough. I would just give it a good cleaning and check parts for burrs and shoot it like I stole it. May just need a good breaking in.
 
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