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OK so the first 12or so werespent dialing in the gas adjust. And then I had some issues and I'm wondering if it's just cause it's new or what.

6 or so shots got a failure to feed the next round. I guess this could be gas adjustment? I cycled manually once and then fired and was OK after each.

Two had light firing pin strikes I could see a mark on the primer but no dent.

One jam where an extra bullet nose was caught in the action

And lots of brass fillings on shelf before chamber.

And finally in cycling manually I noticed it have a sticky spot about mid length.

Maybe these are all minor but after spending $2700CAD on it I'm fairly disappointed. It is only my second new rifle and the other one (tikka t3) hasn't had a single issue.
 

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I could only make two suggestions without seeing the rifle in action with these issues.

One, keep shooting the rifle for at least 100 rounds. Some rifles have a short break-in period due to manufacturing tolerances. However, do a partial disassembly and closely inspect the recoil assembly and springs as well as the ejection chute for any irregularities.

Second, keep playing with the gas, keeping with one specific ammo. Sometimes people have trouble finding the sweet spot for the 1-40 settings. I didn't see a mention of the ammo you were using at this point.

There's no comparison that can be made to your Tikka. That's a bolt rifle if I remember correctly. Even many semiauto .308's of other brands and models often exhibit gas tuning issues for cycling. Just go look at the AR Variants section of ar15.com to see what I mean.
 

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There are going to be sticky spots in a slow hand-cycle of the bolt. It's meant to go back and forth with momentum and gusto. Don't "ride the slide." What you are feeling mid-length is probably the extractors being ramped back down.

I agree with TNC. It is good advice to stay with one brand of ammo if you are going to troubleshoot your gas setting. Your issues also sound as if they could be magazine related. I'm not sure what kind of magazine you have or are allowed to have in Canadia. Light pin strikes are uncommon for an RFB. It is a 7.62 as much as it is a 308 and thus designed to work with those tough military primers. Sometimes a dud is just a dud. Then again you say a mark and not an indent so perhaps it really was a light strike. Very unusual for an RFB.

In this day and age maybe you can provide us with a video of your troubles so we can help.
 
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