Remington model 30-s douglas barrel in 22-250, need advise...

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by shepardswatch, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. shepardswatch

    shepardswatch Member

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    I sent a remington action and barrel in to be powdercoated. Now it looks as if the powdercoating was done without plugging the barrel muzzle or chamber. I can look in the barrel and see the start of some of the lands but the grooves looks like a potting bed. Is my barrel ruined? Any advice or help would be much appreciated.

    Respectfully,
    Shepardswatch
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,395
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    It's not ruined. Powder coating is paint. There are some strippers made for powder coat that will remove the stuff. The challenge will be not to damage the coating on the outside.
     

  3. shepardswatch

    shepardswatch Member

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Thanks Edd,
    Currently soaking the bore in BG induction cleaner. Thought I'd give a 2-day
    soak,then brush it out and see what we see....

    Thanks you the reply....
     
  4. shepardswatch

    shepardswatch Member

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011

    Thought I would update the progress, after 2 days of soaking, after a few shots to loosen things up of course. I then used finger cots over the muzzle and filled the bore with BG industrial grade carbon-intake cleaner.
    Then alot of elbow grease with GM top engine cleaner and was very pleased with the results. Alot of the coating came out, along with what appeared to be some copper as well ?? Not so sure about that. There was dark blue mix in with the powder, as if I had used a copper remover, the powder resembled heavy fouling. Soaking now for another day or so, then we'll clean and take a look at the bore. Wanted to remove it as mildly as possible and this seems to be working great.
    Thank's again....
     
  5. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,395
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    You fired the gun? I wouldn't fire a rifle that had stuff in the barrel.
     
  6. shepardswatch

    shepardswatch Member

    Messages:
    21
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Yea, I did,that may have not been the best thing, I could see that alot of progress had been made and was advised that the coating would not stand up to the pressure. It is a heavy match barrel and at this piont it doesn't seem to have caused any damage when looking at the bore. After that and soakng in the BG intake cleaner, the stuff really is coming out and it appears to be cleaning up nicely. All in all... I may have been very lucky on both accounts,the quality of the barrel and my ignorance. Never thought I'd ever deal with anything like this and I hope never again. I Picked up the gun without a bolt, found a bolt and it turned out to be a shooter, hope it will be again. I thought if the bore checked out ok, I would start with barrel break-in just like a new barrel and try to bring the former load back up as before. I'll let you know how things turn out. Unless you know of something else I should do ???..... Sorry, I was a little irritated and impatient at first, took sometime to calm down (the guys being out of town helped).

    Thanks for your help....