Originally Posted by Tyler Kemp
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.
I think you mean Sharp Shooter Supply. I've heard they have a 7 month waiting list to time an action. I've also heard that it makes the action feel great, but doesn't improve accuracy.
I'd try to get all the paint out of the inside of the action. If you are equipped, spin that barrel off and get to those raceways proper.
If your not equipped to spin the barrel off, spend $50 and get the tools. If you are going to own a Savage take advantage of it's modular and user-friendly design.
Good luck. Keep us posted on your progress.