Is this an issue, or just how it's designed? I got a new one this year, first time owning one, and notice the safety is very stiff when trying to move it from fire to the middle position. It takes way more effort to move it into "safe" than I ever would've thought would be designed into a gun. But it's very easy going from the middle position back to "full safe" where the bolt is locked--like I expect it would be. It's got a noticeable lock in that position, but the switch will lock back a hair further, though it will move out of that far back position with the slightest touch. And when it's in that far back position, I can see some sort of pin expose itself that looks like it's part of the bolt lock. But when it moves forward that partial position, the pin retracts to where I can't see it. It's as if the safety has 3.1 positions instead of just 3. The other issue I've encountered with it is that the safety won't move to the fire position if the bolt handle is not all the way down. If it's upturned more than about 25%, the safety won't budge. I found this out the hard way as I couldn't figure out why the safety was stuck as I watched through the scope at the deer walking away. It wasn't until they were gone and I started looking at what happened that discovered that was the cause. You can't see the bolt position when the gun is shouldered. None of my other guns do this. Both my Savages and Rugers will let me take off the safety with the bolt all the way up. So are these issues with this gun that should be checked out, or is this how Winchester designed them?