Brass On Bolt Face

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by idaholonggunner, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. idaholonggunner

    idaholonggunner Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    Hello all!

    Was shooting my buddies Remington 300 WSM the other day and noticed a large amount of gold on the boltface. I pulled the bolt and was shocked at all the brass that was left on the bolt. We were firing factory ammo and not that much, about 8-10 rds.
    It came clean with a little solvent and brush.

    Any ideas why this would happen?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2003
    When you fire the shoulders move forward, the case heads move back & press against the boltface. Bolt turn on extraction wipes alittle brass.

    I get some with rounds that are tight & bumped often for headspace.
    Not a problem for me.