Originally Posted by sgtfriday
It is reload ammo I bought at a gun show just for zeroing and target shooting.
That'll be the problem then, not an issue with the rifle it's the ammo, likely the case hasn't been resized correctly or the bullet seating depth is wrong, either way it's excessively out of spec to be getting stuck like that. If you want to measure the OAL, case length and neck width and post them to the thread I can probably tell you what's wrong. My advice though is to stop shooting it immediately, cases fitting this badly will likely lead to an over pressure issue when you shoot them and could irreparably damage the rifle (and you!), go and buy some factory target ammo (something like Wolf Gold is both cheap and good quality) and your problem will likely go away.