I have a SBE I that has developed a bad habit of jamming. The gun fails to eject the spent casing about once every 15 rounds. Of course, the jam always seems to occur at the most inopportune times.
The gun has about 15,000 rounds through it. I keep my guns super clean, so cleanliness is NOT an issue. I had a Sure Cycle SS spring in the stock when the problem started. I started changing parts in an effort to cure the jamming problem. I've changed out the Sure Cycle SS spring back to the factory spring. Additionally, I've replaced, with new parts, the bolt's main pin, the extractor, extractor spring, ejector, and ejector spring. The problem was not solved. The jamming continues.
Anyone with an idea for a fix? Is the gun just "wore out"? It seems that the spent casing is being released from the extractor's grip too early. The spent casing is always extracted from the chamber. But the spent casing is loose in the receiver when the jam occurs, preventing the next round to be lifted/loaded. The gun can't be short cycling. It's jamming with 3" and 3 1/2" magnums, so there plenty of energy to work the action.
I'd love to hear any recommendations.