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Savage and RUST

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fullmag, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. fullmag

    fullmag New Member

    Jan 10, 2010
    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,
  2. M-Cameron

    M-Cameron member

    Oct 6, 2009
    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.
  3. JDMorris

    JDMorris Participating Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Where the Red Fern grows..
    Send it back if it was savages fault, otherwise clean it up, do whatever you want action wise, and paint it.
  4. Maverick223

    Maverick223 Elder

    Dec 19, 2008
    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).

  5. Uncle Mike

    Uncle Mike Senior Member

    Nov 5, 2008
    never never land...never land here!
    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!
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2010
  6. BrocLuno

    BrocLuno Participating Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    ********** Kollective
    Ooops, now go shoot it and see what happens. It might be an excellent shooter?

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