Okay, I have a 35 Whelen built on a Remington 798 maybe just 98? platform, Mauser action and it is shooting reloads. Every once in a while, it will click but no boom. It appears that the firing pin may not be going forward enough. This is not a common occurrence, but today when I went to shoot a doe, it did it. She was gracious enough to wait for me to lift the bolt handle and drop it again to allow me to shoot her!
Could this be caused by the primers or pin? If it is the pin, could the spring be getting old? This was given to me and I don't know how old it is. I have had the bolt apart and it is CLEAN inside! One round took too hits to the primer and it didn't fire, today it fired on the second try! Any and all ideas welcome and thanks!
P.S. I got the doe through both eyes. She never knew she died!