Is the action of the bolt supposed to be stiff when the hammer is down?
I'm just curious because as some of you may know, I'm in the process of eliminating some cycling issues I've had with my Mini 14. Ruger says they'll replace the 2 magazines that seem to be finicky with the rifle for me to try out before sending out my rifle to them for diagnosis/repair.
I did notice one thing though.. when the trigger is pulled and the hammer down.. the bolt is noticeably stiffer when pulling back the charging handle vs when the hammer is cocked back. I'm guessing this is normal and largely in part due to the hammer. Unfortunately I don't have any other Minis near me to compare to, but are my assumptions correct?
Its weird that I've had my Mini for all this year, even owned a Target model last year and I'm barely noticing these things.