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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Quote Originally Posted by jdpretorius View Post
    hijack on... what are you having done to you gun ?
    Stock bedded, kydex cheek riser fitted, suppressor fitted, 11 degree target crown cut, trigger job (replace spring and polish the sear), 20moa rail fitted, supply scope rings and boresight the new scope I provided.. Total job cost nearly as much as I paid for the Howa Creed :(

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Quote Originally Posted by pblaauw View Post
    Stock bedded, kydex cheek riser fitted, suppressor fitted, 11 degree target crown cut, trigger job (replace spring and polish the sear), 20moa rail fitted, supply scope rings and boresight the new scope I provided.. Total job cost nearly as much as I paid for the Howa Creed :(
    Hmmmm .... I'll say this: your smith should have an eye for detail and a real passion for what he is doing.

    perhaps consider that your smith range test your gun and give you all the targets. They will charge you for the range and ammo though

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Quote Originally Posted by jdpretorius View Post
    Hmmmm .... I'll say this: your smith should have an eye for detail and a real passion for what he is doing.

    perhaps consider that your smith range test your gun and give you all the targets. They will charge you for the range and ammo though
    They actually don't have range ammo for the Creed, only some Federal Fusion (I bought a box as well), but I have enough range ammo (bought 3 boxes from Camdix when they had some S&B at R350ea).

    I've shot a rifle that was built by the guys at ARMS, single best 300wm I ever shot.. I have full faith in their work :)

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    I clean the chamber every time I total the rifle, which while excluding removing the action means cleaning everything.

    The thought of leaving copper solvent in the chamber causes havoc on OCD.
    "It's not the dying part that scares me, it's the not living."

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Quote Originally Posted by Messor View Post
    I clean the chamber every time I total the rifle, which while excluding removing the action means cleaning everything.

    The thought of leaving copper solvent in the chamber causes havoc on OCD.
    , you and me both.
    I use a nylon brush with a patch on to get rid of the crud.



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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Usually some firing residue in the chamber will act as a lubricant, not bind up the case. We clean the camber to increase the friction (grip) between case and chamber.

    Rust and pitting will bind a case, but that will hold true for every case.

    Since the other cases extracted fine, my guess is the case was having an issue. Could be a thick neck, soft head, sizing issue, metalurgical or mechanical flaw in the case, or even a pressure increase due to one of may reasons.

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    Maybe you should measure your case shoulder...and bump them back 2thou...always good practise to do that

    Quote Originally Posted by A-R View Post
    Usually some firing residue in the chamber will act as a lubricant, not bind up the case. We clean the camber to increase the friction (grip) between case and chamber.

    Rust and pitting will bind a case, but that will hold true for every case.

    Since the other cases extracted fine, my guess is the case was having an issue. Could be a thick neck, soft head, sizing issue, metalurgical or mechanical flaw in the case, or even a pressure increase due to one of may reasons.

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    I use a longish pistol cleaning rod with a chamber / barrel mop.

    Zippo lighter fuel to finish off

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    I use a longish pistol cleaning rod with a chamber / barrel mop.
    It's what I ended up doing. Bought a brush and a mop for a 45ACP and cleaned it, no hassles since..

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    Default Re: Chamber cleaning - (bolt action) Share your secrets please..

    Do yourself a favor and get a Sinclair action cleaning tool kit.
    The kit even help to clean behind the locking lugs and there is a chamber mop included.
    After cleaning I use boretech bolt grease in a syringe , and put a very small abount behind the locking lugs. Cycle the bolt a few times to distribute the grease a bit on the lug surfaces.
    Keeps the action in tip top condition


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