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Brass on the bolt face

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Unread 09-26-2012, 09:55 AM
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Brass on the bolt face

Hi Guys,

Long time lurker, short time poster. Thanks for the interesting reads and tonne of info.

Recently just got my new savage 10FCP. After putting probably 300 round through it over the last few months, I looked at the bolt face and noticed a nice smearing of brass? Never any chips, just this 'smear'. Can anyone provide any info on what this could be. I've attached some pictures of the face so you can see exactly what I am talking about.

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Evil.
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    Unread 09-26-2012, 10:04 AM
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    Re: Brass on the bolt face

    Normal, there is an explosion in there you know that is held in place by the lugs and bears right on the bolt face. Also every time you rotate your bolt the bolt face turns on the bottom of the case(friction).

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    Re: Brass on the bolt face

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Should this be cleaned? How should it be done if so? Or will it be of any concern to how the rifle shoots?
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    Re: Brass on the bolt face

    Only shooters get brass on their bolt..........LOL
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    Unread 09-26-2012, 10:54 AM
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    Re: Brass on the bolt face

    If these rounds are reloads, check your brass also. Look for flat/cratered primers and shiny areas on the base just to be sure the rounds are not too hot. Also, when you open the bolt, how much resistance is there? Otherwise, just use a Q-tip to clean and shoot on.
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    Re: Brass on the bolt face

    Yep, quite normal. I get it too on my model 11 Savage .243. Only difference, I can see the printing from the case head on it after shooting.
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    Re: Brass on the bolt face

    like said above, copper solvent and a q-tip, toothbrush(not yours of course<G>) and/or a towel will get it in short order. Usually happens in N.D. only when the wind blows from the west and if you have a rough bolt-face.
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