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Old March 15, 2006, 02:09 PM   #1
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Dirty savage barrel

I just received my new savage 10fp 308 yesterday. Being very excited to break in the barrel and sight in the gun, i was going to start the break in with a clean barrel. I ran a couple wet patches throught the barrel, and both were very dark. Dissapointed, i figured that there shouldn't be much in there, so a ran a wet brush down in about 7 times. More dark patches! After about 5 brushings of 14 strokes each, the patches started coming out solid blue. After about 12 times of 14 strokes with the brush and two wet patches, i gave up for the night. I am using butches bore shine for a solvent. How many rounds does savage test fire in there guns? has anyone else seen this before?
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Old March 15, 2006, 02:16 PM   #2
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Sorry, but that sounds just plain weird. Last Savage I bought about a year ago had a very little bit of powder fouling, and not a hint of copper.

Any way you got a used gun sold as a NIB?
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Old March 15, 2006, 02:21 PM   #3
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I would run about 20 rounds through it then clean it. It's hard to tell what they put in the barrels. They have to "sit on the shelf for 2 years" proof every gun. If this wasn't evident, pull the firing pin from the bolt and take a look. Looks like axle grease to me LOL.
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Old March 15, 2006, 08:46 PM   #4
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I picked up a Model 10 a month ago, and there was some brown stuff in the barrel when I cleaned it with CLP. Not much, though, and the second patch came out clean. I'd talk to Savage and see what's up with that residue.
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Old March 16, 2006, 02:46 AM   #5
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Were you using a bronze brush? Strong copper removers like Sweet's and Butch's soaked on a bronze brush will give you blue patches from dissolving the copper in the brush - they should be used with just a tight patch and a plastic jag.
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Old March 16, 2006, 10:03 AM   #6
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Ifishsum, i was just going to ask that. When i let some sweets 7.62 sit in the barrel 15 minutes, the patches came out clean. thanks for all the info
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Old March 16, 2006, 04:40 PM   #7
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Better blue patches then rust brown.

Have fun with your new baby, she should be fine.
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Old March 17, 2006, 03:44 AM   #8
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Glad you figured it out. Happy shooting!
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