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I just bought Springfield armory socom today. I took it out decided in and the bolt sticks halfway to three quarters of the way back, even without the magazine in.
I took the trigger group out in the bolt slides back perfectly.
Do I need to fire the rifle more to break it in?
Put 60 rounds through it and it did seem to run better the more I fired it.
Had a few jams at first but then it ran fine.
But the bolt still gets hung up.
Just keep shooting it to break it in?
 

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If you are not familiar with the M1/M14 type rifles the bolt will hang on the hammer in the way you describe if the weapon is new or recently parkerized. Lube and shoot it. It will break in after a 100 or so rounds.
First time owning one.
I believe that is what's happening, I was shooting match grade ammunition so definitely wasn't the ammo.
I believe it just needs to be broken in.
 

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Itt still sticks if I pull back and let go slowly off the charging handle. When I pull back on the charging handle then let it go immediately it operates like it should.
I took it out yesterday and had no problems.
Just needs to be worn in I think.
 
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