Originally Posted by gchette
I would put money on a bent breach rod due to the difficulty opening, and I think that could also cause your bolt stick. If the rotobreach is out of alignment with the body this could cause increased drag and wear on the bolt causing the stick.
The good news is you can also gently bend the breech rods straight again. I've done it many times.
Yeah, that was poorly worded on my part. If the breech rod is bent, that is going to be the cause of your bolt stick. If the breech rod isn't bent, it could be something else. Based on everything you've said though, it's most likely the breech rod.