Savage and RUST


November 16, 2010, 09:31 PM
last dec I orderd a savage model 10 predator max-1 it finally came in this past sept I have been so busy at work that I havent even got a chance to do anything with it, it has been sitting in the safe. we just got a new borescope at work so last night I brought it home to play with it so I got the new savage out and ran it down the bore and found rust spots 3 of them about 3" from the muzzle and about 1/16" in size and the chamber has a light surface rust on about half of it this really pisses me. not sure what to do, is it really that big of a deal? should I send it back, lapp the bore, just clean it and shoot it? by the way the rest of the bore looks heavy tool marks lapping might be the best option what would you guys do?
aparently the reason it took so long to get was it was misplaced outside for 9 months,

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November 16, 2010, 09:39 PM
well it doesnt sound like you have a Huge rust problem.......ide try cleaning/oiling and shooting it.....if it shoots fine ide keep it.

November 16, 2010, 09:40 PM
Send it back if it was savages fault, otherwise clean it up, do whatever you want action wise, and paint it.

November 16, 2010, 11:07 PM
The light rust is probably not anything that will affect groups, but i'd be inclined to send it back if it came that way, especially if it has a rough chamber/bore from heavy tool marks (just keep in mind that ALL production rifles have some light tool marks).


Uncle Mike
November 17, 2010, 01:29 AM
It wont hurt a thing, probably make the rifle shoot better! You will need to clean the rust out of the chamber, 4 ought(0000) steel wool will do the trick, saturate the steel wool with something like 'Kroil', wrap it around a nylon brush that fits loosely in the chamber and give it an ever so lightly, spin, run a few patches through her, and your done.

The 1/16" spots in the bore will disappear with the first bullet!

No need to 'lap' the bore, you'll do more damage doing that than a whole boat load of rust! And the heavy tool marks, well, if you were to 'lap' them out, or even smooth them up with bore paste..number one, your one he** of a man, and number two, your barrel just became a caliber larger! Step away from the bore paste!

Savage will fix it...but you'll be better off buying a new rifle! It's not going to be free! And yes Virginia, they are going to laugh!

No worries! And uh....oil your bore for storage! Damn!

November 17, 2010, 11:07 AM
Ooops, now go shoot it and see what happens. It might be an excellent shooter?

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