Originally Posted by Iclimb
I have a new Remington 700 BDL custom deluxe, the one with the engraved receiver, chambered in 300 win. It has got the gloss bluing on the receiver and I was wondering if it could be media blasted to more of a matte finish without ruining the engraving.
Also is the boltface too large, thinking of using it for a donor action 6.5-284 build. Even though I hate to as I've never shot it, got it in 2001
. Thanks info.
Any type of blasting can take away from the sharpness of the engraving because it would dull the bottom of the engraving. You could do a bead blast on the barrel only and reduce the amount of shiny
surface but in reality the game only see the crown most of the time.
If you want to use it as a donor, Look at some of the WSMs or SAUMs (They have the magnum bolt face)
And if there is enough shank you could re use the barrel in it and go with a 300 WSM
buy setting back the shoulder and chamber.
Also if you want a 6.5x284 you can buy a new bolt with the correct bolt face and a M16 extractor as cheep as modifying the old one.
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