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#5758154 - 05/24/15 10:39 PM Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...?
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My .243 savage shot great last deer season. Loved it. A few weeks ago I shot it again and the cases were sticking in the chamber. It was very hard to get them out each time. I cleaned it some and tried an already shot case in it and it was hard to load and then once it was loaded it was hard to get out. Factory loaded ammo loads and unloads fine but once I shoot it, it will stick in it.

I looked inside where the case goes and it doesn't look perfectly smooth. Is that the problem? How do I clean it?
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#5758207 - 05/24/15 11:36 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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Clean it with a brush that fits snugly and a good solvent. Don't rush. Let the solvent work, even for a few days. Then douche it all out really well and patch it dry.
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#5758241 - 05/25/15 12:10 AM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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I would chuck up a brush in a drill and polish it quite a bit.
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#5758989 - 05/25/15 03:40 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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I cleaned it a lot today and ran a brush in it. It's much better. I'll clean it and brush it more throughout the week.

Will it keep rusting? Should I keep it lightly oiled every day?

Can I use Hopps #9? Will it work?
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#5760140 - 05/26/15 12:07 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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What brand of ammo?
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#5760165 - 05/26/15 12:32 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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Where are you leaving this gun while not in use and for how long?
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#5760191 - 05/26/15 12:55 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: redchevy]
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It's my fault I think. I didn't clean the gun after hunting and I think the last hunt it rained on me.

I'm leaving it in my closet in my house in a safe.

Will Hoppes #9 solvent be better than the lubricating oil for cleaning it?

I got it really good yesterday. Cleaned it and brushed it for a while.

I really don't know how to clean a gun. I know it's dumb but I was never taught how to clean a gun growing up. I don't even think we ever cleaned our guns or oiled them.
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#5760284 - 05/26/15 01:46 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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May be worth taking it to a gunsmith or something if you don't want to mess with it.

On the other hand, I don't think you could do any harm if you don't use anything too abrasive. A nilon or coper brush of the right size some solvent and elbow grease will probably have it fixed up.

Some of the ammo these days is coated in a varnish to prevent corrosion etc. it has a bad habit of doing what you describe. If that's the case I would clean with a solvent, Hoppes should work and find a different brand of ammo.
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#5760296 - 05/26/15 01:52 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMf-q1mD5Jk (action)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyw7CLFWOk (barrel)

There are other, better ways to do things, but these are decent primers.
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#5760394 - 05/26/15 02:53 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan
It's my fault I think. I didn't clean the gun after hunting and I think the last hunt it rained on me.

I'm leaving it in my closet in my house in a safe.

Will Hoppes #9 solvent be better than the lubricating oil for cleaning it?

I got it really good yesterday. Cleaned it and brushed it for a while.

I really don't know how to clean a gun. I know it's dumb but I was never taught how to clean a gun growing up. I don't even think we ever cleaned our guns or oiled them.


I haven't watched the videos above yet but I bet they help a lot. Your question regarding Hopps vs oil, don't think of one OR the other. Think one THEN the other. Hopps will get it clean. Then the light oil if you plan to let it set real long, otherwise I leave mine pretty dry. (But I'm just looking for a reason to re barrel tho) up
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#5760400 - 05/26/15 02:59 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MathMan]
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REDCHEVY got it right, take it to a gunsmith with a bore scope he can see the chamber walls, check for abnormalities. Measure headspace and can probably fix whatever the problem is. If its a manufacturer error, I'm sure Savage will make it right.
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#5760501 - 05/26/15 04:00 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: Bullfrog]
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(But I'm just looking for a reason to re barrel tho)


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#5760762 - 05/26/15 06:41 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: MikeC]
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(But I'm just looking for a reason to re barrel tho)


You don't need a reason, just do it!


I know, I know. Just waiting on bonus time. Should have gone to college. Lol
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#5760846 - 05/26/15 07:31 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Originally Posted By: MikeC
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(But I'm just looking for a reason to re barrel tho)


You don't need a reason, just do it!


I know, I know. Just waiting on bonus time. Should have gone to college. Lol


I hear ya. I'm going to owe APR a bundle once my 26 Nosler is done.
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#5761040 - 05/26/15 08:43 PM Re: Case Sticks in Chamber: Rust? Grit? Worse...? [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMf-q1mD5Jk (action)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymyw7CLFWOk (barrel)

There are other, better ways to do things, but these are decent primers.


Thanks. Those videos were exactly what I needed.

It now cycles shells perfectly. Hopefully I can shoot it soon to know if they stick or not.
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