Here is what my Google search found: See Below
I don't know where to start....I don't want to buy parts and trouble shoot it that way. That will get expensive in a hurry. I am thinking about trying to find a gunsmith to diagnose the problem for me but that also will add up to a lot of coins. Yes I am trying to be cheap.
Does anybody have any ideas to try first?
|Short recoil — the bolt is not retracted far enough to complete the cycle.||Ammunition does not develop adequate gas port pressure to cycle the action.||
Gas port pressure should be 6000±2000 p.s.i.
Faster-burning powder may not develop adequate port
pressure without developing dangerously high
Always use appropriate ammunition!
|Carbon built up in gas port or gas cylinder.||Clean the gas port and gas cylinder.|
|Undersized or out of round operating rod piston.||Replace the operating rod.|
|Oversized gas cylinder.||Replace the gas cylinder.|
|Barrel external diameter too small at gas port, leaking gas.||Replace the barrel.|
|Operating rod is binding, possibly against the stock.||Replace the operating rod if it is misshapen, or remove wood from the stock as needed.|
|Gas cylinder lock screw leaking gas.||Clean and tighten gas cylinder lock. If it has a leaking valve, replace it.|
|Weak or broken operating rod spring.||Replace the faulty part.|
|Burs on bolt binding in the receiver.||Remove the burs from the bolt.|
|Damaged or deformed receiver.||Replace the receiver|