Not knowing what your action is mounted to. Set your rifle on the counter/bench like you would if you were shooting at the range.
Take a piece of paper and slide it between the barrel and stock down to the action. If it binds up along the way I'm betting that is your problem.
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Learn from other Peoples mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.

Vote your Second Amendment and the rest of the Constitution will follow.

It's never to early to panic.