My .257 hawkeye is a control feed not a push feed, as I suspect yours is.Load the magazine and try again. Clean a new gun. there may be something in the bolt lug recesses. If all else fails call Ruger.Did you FEED the cartridges through the magazine, or drop them into the chamber? If you dropped them into the chamber, the extractor may not have seated the round, and won't close.
Probably...I sometimes wonder the same thing...I never understand why people start threads like this and never reply to it again? Are they embarrassed or something?
the GSR or at least mine will snap the extractor over the rim of a chambered cartridge. There is some resistance to it as the extractor rides up over the cartridge rim. It's not something I'd normally do. Yet as a test, (using dummy cartridges) I can over ride the extractor with a cartridge in the chamber and close the bolt.A true military Mauser controlled feed action WILL NOT close on a cartridge dropped into the chamber, unless the extractor has been modifed.
It was designed then way to prevent a jammed action in combat situations by there being a round in the chamber and the bolt picking up another cartridge from the mag and carring it forward and into contact with the cartridge already chambered.Any rifle which will allow the full length extractor to snap over the rim of a chambered case, has been modified to allow for that, or so designed to do so from the beginning, but is not a true controlled feed as they were first designed.
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