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    I had this issue with my model 70 when I tried to lighten the factory trigger, it would "hang fire" unpredictably some times 2 seconds sometimes 10 seconds.
    I replaced the trigger with a timmney and the problem ceased....may help may not ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I had this issue with my model 70 when I tried to lighten the factory trigger, it would "hang fire" unpredictably some times 2 seconds sometimes 10 seconds.
    I replaced the trigger with a timmney and the problem ceased....may help may not ?
    Thanks for that I'll let him know.

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    never had issue with mine,the triggers are super easy to adjust and NORMALLY super reliable....its the lower rifle and fires thing that is bugging me....is something loose,flopping into/out of way????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    never had issue with mine,the triggers are super easy to adjust and NORMALLY super reliable....its the lower rifle and fires thing that is bugging me....is something loose,flopping into/out of way????
    I'm yet to look at the rifle but will be interesting to see what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishoot10s View Post
    That could even be conditions for the firing pin to hydraulic.
    I take it you mean, lots of water in firing pin/spring compartment, causing rear of pin to stick like a suction cup and suddenly let go and fly forwards? Or just go forwards too slow.

    Would be interesting to soak / assemble any bolt under water and see just how it works when totally water logged.
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    Strip and clean the bolt, how old is the ammo?
    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    I'm going with crud in the bolt as well. My U/O was starting to do light strikes the other night with one barrel. Put the same round in next go and it would fire. Squirted a heap of brake kleen into the action if that doesn't work it will off to a smith.

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    No one has pointed out the danger of lowering your rifle if experiencing a misfire/hang fire. This could have easily ended up with a hole in the boot.
    Important to maintain aim in a safe direction for a good period of time if a misfire or hang fire occurs even if the ultimate cause was as simple as failing to chamber a cartridge.

    Yeah, I know it's hard in the heat of the moment and must admit I would probably would have quickly ejected the round and chambered another even though the deer had pissed off.......

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    Great point @zimmer safe direction for at least 10sec before unloading
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    I had this issue with my model 70 when I tried to lighten the factory trigger, it would "hang fire" unpredictably some times 2 seconds sometimes 10 seconds.
    I replaced the trigger with a timmney and the problem ceased....may help may not ?
    Greetings Dannyb,
    This is an often overlooked problem with a delayed fire. If someone has fiddled with the trigger and has not left enough overtravel so the sear can release cleanly the striker can hang up for a moment thus delaying the firing pin fall. The problem can vary with conditions. My bet would be this or a bolt full of crud. Modern ammunition will seldom give problems with hang fires if everything else is in order.
    Regards Grandpamac.
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    a friend did that to his late 80's M70 243. Not hangfire, but the safety wouldnt engage. trigger was as light as. Cant remember if it passed my bump test i do after adjusting triggers but suspect it didnt

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    Never heard of a light pin strike cause hang fires, they usually go or don't in my experience but sounds like this has happened to others. Simply checking the cases will tell you. Damp powder would be my guess as it takes a while to get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300CALMAN View Post
    Never heard of a light pin strike cause hang fires, they usually go or don't in my experience but sounds like this has happened to others. Simply checking the cases will tell you. Damp powder would be my guess as it takes a while to get going.
    That's what I was thinking he said the primers were hit well and I've also never seen a hang fire from a light primer strike.

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