Hello everyone! I've been lurking these forums for a few months in preperation for my 700 purchase and finally decided to register today.
Went out to the range yesterday to try it out for the first time. Groupings weren't horrible with cheap ammo and for my first time ever shooting a high powered rifle. However i know the groupings can be worked on. I had a different problem though. This is also my first time using a bolt action rifle so this could be user error, but i would start by putting in 2-3 rounds at a time in the magazine. After the first round it seems akward putting in the rest and it would seem like i would sometimes push the round in too far foward or backward of the magazine (kinda hard to explain) Regardless, sometimes, usually after the first round was fired and ejected and i go to move the bolt forward again to insert the next round, the bolt would skip right over the round and close in the chamber without ever having loaded a round. I would then pull the bolt back and try again and it would skip right over the round again. Almost seems like the magazine was just not pushing the round up high enough. I would stick my fingers int he magazine and move them around some then they would usually pop into place and i could load the next round.
I know some of this may be hard to understand because i rushed it so if anyone needs some further explanation let me know. Only thinkg i can think of is maybe the magazine is just tight because its a brand new rifle?