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Need some lube for my Savage?

 
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:37 PM
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Need some lube for my Savage?

I painted my Savage 12FV .308 this weekend. Before the paint job the bolt was not to smooth but now it's even stiffer. I plugged the barrel real good so no paint would get in there, but I didn't cover the opening where the internal mag sits.

I was wondering if there is some sort of lube that would make the bolt move a little smoother? I have read that savage bolts are not as good as others but is there anything that can be done to help it out a little?

Also, is there anyway to get a detachable mag for the Savage 12fv?

Thanks for the help, Wyatt
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:40 PM
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Did you paint the bolt lugs and/or the inside of the receiver?
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:43 PM
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The inside of the receiver.

Wyatt
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:45 PM
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That's why it's hard to operate. You need to take the paint out of the raceways at least...
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:46 PM
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I did that, but it's still not smooth. Is that because it's a savage?

Wyatt
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:51 PM
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Was it rough and sticky before you painted it?
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:54 PM
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Savage bolts need to be timed to be smooth. Savage Sharpshooters does it, just type that into google to find the website. Supposedly works wonders.
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