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Old 04-28-2013, 05:27 PM
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Bolt release on savage 10 stuck?


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Just got this rifle. Got the bolt in but when I tried to remove it, the bolt release would not go all the way down to allow the bolt to be removed. I've followed the manual to the letter. Bolt pushed all the way back, trigger squeezed, bolt release pushed back.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:29 PM
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I have two Model 10's, never had that happen with either of them I'd call Savage tomorrow.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:18 PM
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Just pull it outta the stock and see where it's catching.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:42 PM
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Did you put the scope on the gun after you put the bolt in ? Slide the bolt all the way until it stops, then the bolt release button has to be pushed down at the same time you get the trigger to pull all the way back. You might have to try to get those two things to work together more than once, but they have to be just in the right spot at the right time in order for the trigger to come all the way back. It's the trigger that needs to be pulled all the way back before the bolt will slide out. The bolt release button can be a bit stiff, but I've never had this happen to me either. Mirage has a good suggestion there in calling Savage.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:52 PM
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it is the actual metal piece in the rifle that will not go down, not the button, just in case I wasn't clear. looking at it, it goes about half way down and then stops.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:42 PM
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Hold the trigger to the rear while pushing the release downward.

The safety may need to be "off" before pulling the trigger. The safety is 3-position, make sure it is all the way forward.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:43 PM
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Just got this rifle. Got the bolt in but when I tried to remove it, the bolt release would not go all the way down to allow the bolt to be removed. I've followed the manual to the letter. Bolt pushed all the way back, trigger squeezed, bolt release pushed back.
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Bolt release pushed back?

Try pushing the bolt release ahead while pulling the trigger back to remove the bolt.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:46 PM
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Hold The safety is 3-position, make sure it is all the way forward.
Not on a Model 10
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Not a 3-position? Are you sure?
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:55 PM
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Not a 3-position? Are you sure?
I can't speak for his, but I got two Model 10's and they aren't.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:01 PM
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Hmm, I thought they all were. But it has been a while since I've messed with the Model 10.

I do know I've "repaired" a lot of Savage rifles over the years because the owner was unaware the safety was 3-position.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:23 PM
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"Repaired" is the a great comment on that situation....
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:27 PM
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Mainspring, I just got one of mine out of the truck and dang if you ain't right. There is the tinyest little slot between safe and fire where the bolt will open. Nowhere near like a Ruger but it's there.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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Thanks for checking mirage243. The factories are always making changes in their manufacturing, and sometimes I have trouble keeping up with them.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:45 PM
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I got the safety all the way on the "fire" position. When I operate the trigger and bolt release the metal ramp in the race way fails to move all the way down.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:22 PM
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Hold the trigger to the rear while pushing the release downward.

The safety may need to be "off" before pulling the trigger. The safety is 3-position, make sure it is all the way forward.
+1, the safety needs to be in the fire position, all the way forward, in order to pull the trigger all the way to the rear while pushing down on the release button at the same time. You have to push down on the button and pull back on the trigger just at the precise spot in how they move and you must hold the trigger all the way back after you get the button to go all the way down, the bolt release button actually is to allow you to pull the trigger all the way back, not to actually get the bolt out. It's the trigger that is the final step in getting the bolt out. So, once you get the button down which will allow you to pull the trigger all the way back and hold it all the way back and that will allow you to then slide the bolt out. You should have had to pull the trigger back to get the bolt in there as well but don't need to push the button to get the bolt back in. I've had more than one Savage and have never had this happen either. Best to ya !

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:59 AM
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Well, I certainly learned about the 3 position safety today. I like being able to open a bolt with safety on!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:32 AM
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I've noticed that the trigger needs to be frimly retained in fire position while the bolt release is pressed. The bold release seems to have what feels like 2 positions to it. The first time I removed the bolt I thought I had the bolt release pressed all the way but it was not and it felt like it bottomed out. A little finesse is required at times to get the bolt release to go all the way. You can tell it all the way when the bolt release button is almost flush with the trigger gaurd. Then you have to keep the bolt release pressed al the way while removing the bolt.

Putting it back in may require the same finesse. Once youv'e done it it's like second nature.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:29 PM
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There are only 2 things that I've ever ran into that will cause this problem if the safety is off.
(1)The trigger isn't adjusted correctly.If it's adjusted too lite,the bolt release can't travel down far enough for the bolt to clear it.
(2) The bolt release is hitting the stock some place.

Take the action out of the stock and try to get the bolt to release.If it comes out,the stock needs to be relieved a little for the release to clear it.
If that's not the problem,Then adjust the trigger a little,and that should solve the problem.
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