i have also noticed a "stiff" ejection. never had any real trouble other than some rounds (all factory) ejected easy and some were tough to work the action. figured this was the newness of the rifle. after reading this it sounds like i can do something to improve those tough ejections. the problem is, i have no gunsmithing skills. i feel comfortable removing the bolt/lever/etc for cleaning but am not sure what parts you guys are referring to for polishing? can someone provide pics or a layman's explanation?