May have made some progress. It looks like the spring/buffer were binding in the rear. The buffer piece used to only be able to be twisted the 90 degrees for removal with the assistance of a crescent wrench (which I always thought was odd as every video I have seen it can easily be twisted by hand). Anyway, during the last removal it got jammed in the back of the receiver (no idea how) I mean really jammed, and after working it loose and reinstalling it, it now moves freely by hand like it should. Also seems like the action smoothed up as a result. So one thing off the list that had been bugging me. The bolt is still a little rough towards the rear, but I can actually pull it back all the way, and it goes home with much more authority now. Will have to go try and shoot it again in the next few days and see if she'll run.
I may also try lubricating it differently. Would tw25b be acceptable for the side rails/bolt and top cover? Up until now I have just been using CLP. Seems like something that would do better with grease/higher viscosity oil, but I haven't been able to find much info on the lubrication of one of these. I am a complete noob with these things, but reading all I can so take it easy on me
Also heard back from Bob, will take her out one more time and if it still won't run off she goes.
Thanks for any help!