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Need some lube for my Savage?

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Unread 06-17-2008, 05:00 PM
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Thanks, and yes it was that way before, it just got worse with the paint.

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Unread 06-17-2008, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tyler Kemp View Post
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.
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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:29 AM
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What about a detachable mag for the savage 12fv? Any options there?

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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:41 AM
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You're right geargrinder, I get cunfused.
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Unread 06-18-2008, 11:43 AM
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Is it tight all the way, or just locking?

If it is tight all of the way then it is probably the ears on the magazine. They often sick up a hair. Look on the bottom of your bolt for dragging.

You also could take some magic marker and blacken the bolt ( or use a candle ), then cycle the bolt once and any where that is shiny was hitting something.

Look where the bolt cams over on the action, some Savage actions have a burr there.

The bolt can be cleaned of carbon with brake cleaner, but make sure that you use a graphite lube, like a lock lube or it will bind up.

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