Coating surgeon action?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Powerstroke73, Mar 21, 2015.

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  1. Powerstroke73

    Powerstroke73 Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Posted this in another forum and not sure if that was the correct forum or not. So here it is again.

    My original plan was to use an older Remington 700 receiver I had laying around for a 300 Mag build. I've since settled on a surgeon 1086 action instead. It comes in the white unfinished. What would be the best way to finish the receiver? Blueing, duracoat, cerakote, parkerizing etc...? What about finishing the inside of the action? I'd like it to be as smooth as possible. Thanks
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2013
    73, had a barreled action, bottom metal, bolt, trigger guard, scope mounts and all screws Cerakoted in 2010. Still like new and has been used a lot. Bolt cycles smoothly and screws stay coated after torquing. Originally the rifle was blued, but showed rust signs after a wet hunt so I went with the Cerakote.
  3. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2011
    The best finish is NP3 Plus. It will coat the action inside and out. It will be smoother and more corrosion resistant than anything else you can use. A Surgeon has enough clearance so you won't have to be concerned about the plating making it too tight.