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Old 09-22-2012, 09:14 PM
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Re: simple solution for chamber polish and cleaning?

Careful with the polishing. The brass needs something to grab onto. A very smooth chamber transfers that pressure to the lugs and abutments. It will behave the same as a hot or overpressure load.
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Re: simple solution for chamber polish and cleaning?

i will make sure to go easy on the polishing. How long do you think i should go?
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Re: simple solution for chamber polish and cleaning?

A minute at the maximum. Then inspect and clean. I use a mop screwed into a brass adapter screwed into a brass cleaning rod chucked in the drill motor.

The finer the grit, the less agressive the cut. Brass polishing solution is very fine, not at all agressive so you should be good to go.
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Re: simple solution for chamber polish and cleaning?

Well, 600 grit lapping compound didn't have any affect. I guess it's off to a gunsmith to run reamer through it.
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Re: simple solution for chamber polish and cleaning?

Must be a serious defect in the wall....

Just be apprised that reaming the chamber might impart machining marks depending on the chamber shape, how it's reamed and the condition of the cutting edges as well as the lubricant used.

Curiously asking, can you visually see the inclusion or can you just feel it? That bore scope I bought a while back (that about broke my wallet) makes seeing what you normanlly can't see, easy to see.
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Re: simple solution for chamber polish and cleaning?

I can neither see or feel inside the chamber. It's a 223, so I can't reach a finger in their, and I can't get light at the right angle to see up near the shoulder on the barrelled action. But, I do see the dent on every single piece of fired brass I pull from this chamber. It shoots better than anything else I've owned, when using new brass.
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