With my ml barrel after i fire it i have trouble breaking the action open. Sometimes i have to squeez the lever 15 or 20 times before it will come open. I can dry fire it and it will open on the first try. Any ideas?
If you cock the rifle, then uncock it without actually dry firing - does it still open at that point?
Have you ever had the action internals removed? I would suggest carefully cleaning those internals and then, with even more care, reassemble the internals. Leave a bit of quality lube on the internals. Be sure to routinely clean the firing pin assembly.
MY encores firing pin was sticking and not allowing me to open mine . i took it apart cleaned the firing pin and spring . Then all was well .But I was getting so much blow by from the 209 primers after 10-15 shots from carbon blocking the BP fire channel . Since i started using 777 and the .25 acp conversion i no longer get plugged breech plugs . My Breech area is spotless . The weaker pistol primers in the .25 acp brass are perfect for the size of the fire channel . Also form fitting the brass in my encore gives me a 100% seal . Going to 777 and .25 acp conversion instead of BH209 was a win win for me !! No more plugged BP , Powder is cheaper and i get more , they sell it everywhere and No flame cutting from a 209 primer , spotless breech and firing pin and my BP will last forever .
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