Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Washington State
If the 25-06 barrel is an ejector and the 44 mag is an extractor, the difference in how they close is due to the ejector, the ejector spring has to be compressed to allow the action to close, there's no spring to compress on an extractor barrel, so it doesn't have that resistance. Best advice is never close the action gently, it should be done firmly to ensure good lock up, see the Handi Basics sticky.
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