Originally Posted by Coyboy
Jeff, leaving the BTE in the barrel? Do you store the rifle stood barrel up?
And if so did you have any issues with the BTE draining into the bolt/fire pin assembly and getting sticky?
I had a savage/custom barrel rifle I did just that too early on using BTE, and the bolt head showed some corosion on it and seemed to get a bit sticky.
Hi JIm, yes I store them up in the safe. I use a wet patch but not so wet it will run out. Maybe damp is a better discription. You are correct about it getting sticky as it dries. I have had a jewel trigger go bonker when I got a drop in it. So this should be guarded against. Then if you will note my post, before shooting I run another wet patch first. This is to soften and loosen the coating so the next 5 patches can dry it out good.
I have seen no corosion a all, but will admit my rifle seldon go very long without being fired. The main reason I was testing this was to see what first rounders will do from a freshly cleaned bore. I nailed a 7" circle with my .338 LM cold clean bore at 1395 yards using this method.
I wish you would try it too. I have seen it work with several rifles but still recommend people test it to be sure the first one is on.