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Old November 18, 2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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Corrosion stress cracking

Hello people I’m a new user and this is my very first post! I’m glad I finally signed up as I have always used this forum as a valuable source of information. Anyway to get to the point I ave a question I hope someone can answer, I have a Remington 700 stainless in .223 that seemed to close hard on some factory ammo, so I got reading online and one person said to colour the head of the round in sharpie and close the bolt on it to see if it was rubbing...Long story short the rifle is fine, but I was worried now about the effects of sharpie markers on my stainless rifle chamber. I am currently attending college for marine mechanic and have read about stress corrosion cracking.. the chloride in the sharpie can cause stainless steel to fail and now I’m stressing that I have weakened my rifle. I probably sound paranoid but I love my guns! Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old November 18, 2019, 09:12 PM   #2
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I think that you are ok if you clean your rifle, even if only occasionally.

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Old November 18, 2019, 09:34 PM   #3
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No worries. Stress corrosion cracking requires a corrosive environment, not just a little surface contamination like a sharpie. Think sea water.
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Old November 18, 2019, 09:37 PM   #4
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Thank you guys for your reply’s sets my mind at ease. The more I tried to find info on the internet the more confused I got! Haha
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Old November 18, 2019, 11:12 PM   #5
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WD 40 on a q tip will remove the Sharpie. So will alcohol.
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Old November 19, 2019, 12:48 AM   #6
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By the way- guns are a lot tougher than you think they are.
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Old November 19, 2019, 07:13 AM   #7
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Thanks Bill DeShivs, I did clean it with solvent and oiled. But it was two days before I could get around to cleaning, and that’s why I thought it may have had time to damage it. Glad to know that it’s ok though!
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Old November 19, 2019, 10:27 AM   #8
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As stated above, you'll be fine. The small amount of ink left will do not harm.
Now that you have cleaned the rifle, your good to go and it gives you piece of mind.
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Old November 19, 2019, 02:16 PM   #9
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Sharpie markers won't bother your rifle in any way.
"...info on the internet..." The Internet is a powerful research tool but you must pay close attention to the source. Wikipedia, YouTube and the like are not good sources of reliable info.
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