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    Howa 1500 223 not ejecting rounds?

    Hi all, I bought a second hand howa 1500 223 took it out after work yesterday to sight in shoots amazing but won’t eject the rounds out fully they just land on top of the next round to go in. Has anyone else found this and if so any idea how to fix it? Still went out and shot 20-30 rabbits and hares, with turning it upside down so the round would fall out, this became very frustrating when we came across these
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    Is the ejector protruding from the bolt face properly when you open the action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PommyMcPomFace View Post
    Is the ejector protruding from the bolt face properly when you open the action?
    That's the thing.
    Broken or bound spring, broken or hung up plunger.
    post a pic of the bolt and can advise you how to disassemble, or search it up yourself.

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    Some good shooting and good eaters there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    That's the thing.
    Broken or bound spring, broken or hung up plunger.
    post a pic of the bolt and can advise you how to disassemble, or search it up yourself.
    Is that just a picture of the boltface will do it after work thanks

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    watch it closely as you slowly work the action on your lap with an empty case it should be pretty obvious what is causing them to hang up and fall back in

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    Extractor clip nice and sharp and not rounded?
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    I don’t know what I’m looking for so I just took these pictures of the bolt
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    Does that plunger protruding through the bolt face move in and out (under a little spring pressure) when poked with a kebab stick or bullet tip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Does that plunger protruding through the bolt face move in and out (under a little spring pressure) when poked with a kebab stick or bullet tip?
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    Yes it does, I would say it’s quite firm to push in

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    Remove it by tapping out the 1mm roll pin on the side of the bolt. Be carefull not to loose the plunger as it is under pressure from the spring.

    Clean the plunger, spring and hole. Assemble and test.

    I suspect there are some copper shavings and dust in there somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr300WSM View Post
    Yes it does, I would say it’s quite firm to push in
    Stiff? Gritty? or does it slide in and out smoothly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaco Goosen View Post
    Remove it by tapping out the 1mm roll pin on the side of the bolt. Be carefull not to loose the plunger as it is under pressure from the spring.

    Clean the plunger, spring and hole. Assemble and test.

    I suspect there are some copper shavings and dust in there somewhere.
    This. You need to drive it on what can feel like an odd angle. V blocks help.
    An F-clamp end-to-end on the bolt will stop the springy bits going into orbit.
    Re-fitting it takes certain technique, a case in the bolt/F-clamp assembly will hold the plunger back to drive the pin back in. The plunger has a rebate for part of it's length and this needs to be lined up with the roll-pin hole.
    Depending on if you catch brass to reload, I normally take a few coils off the spring so they don't throw shells away.

    You could, to save this, try hosing the bolt out with brake cleaner from every available orifice, then lubing with CRC66. But a tear-down is going to be your best bet.

    If you push it in with a flat screw driver tip, then slip the driver off the edge, does the plunger snap out?

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    if you are worried about loosing something under spring pressure do it inside a rubbish bag

 

 

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