Re: How dirty is a NEW savage supposed to be?????
My 6.5x284 Savage was horrible too. Much worse than my 204 and 17. I hit hard with a nylon brushl, accelerator, and wipe out. Once the nasty grease or whatever they used was gone, the copper came out, once that was out I did the break in process. It took 20 1 shot then clean sessions, a couple 3 - 5 shot sessions. It was good ready by 30 rounds. I have 200 through it now and it cleans up nicely.