Originally Posted by royinidaho
Who would have thought that the action (where the bolt rides) chamber and muzzle wouldn't have been protected/plugged.
Powder coating is not a precise process in my opinion. Great for auto parts etc and even rifle exterior metal part.
I have ideas of what I would try after having a heart to heart with the powder coating service provider provided no recourse.
Maybe an old salt such as J E Custom will chime in.
Try a heavy cleaning with a bore brush and bore solvent and then if it looks like most of it is
gone shoot some starting loads through it. it won't stay there under that kind of pressure.
PO Ackley did some test with larger bullets (I would not recommend this) and even fired an
8mm bullet in a 30/06 with out any problem (The bullet was extruded longer)When recovered
so after removing all you can just shoot it.
It also might be a good place to use a FEW Tubs Fire lapping bullets.
Just a few recomendations from an (OLD SALT) Ha. Ha.
J E CUSTOM