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Brass On Bolt Face

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Unread 04-05-2008, 10:24 PM
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Brass On Bolt Face

Hello all!

Was shooting my buddies Remington 300 WSM the other day and noticed a large amount of gold on the boltface. I pulled the bolt and was shocked at all the brass that was left on the bolt. We were firing factory ammo and not that much, about 8-10 rds.
It came clean with a little solvent and brush.

Any ideas why this would happen?

Thanks in advance.
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Unread 04-06-2008, 03:15 AM
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When you fire the shoulders move forward, the case heads move back & press against the boltface. Bolt turn on extraction wipes alittle brass.

I get some with rounds that are tight & bumped often for headspace.
Not a problem for me.
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