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#6135544 - 01/14/16 12:06 PM Quick little project today
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Decided I want to polish my bolt for the new build. Started with 320 grit, went to 400, and finished with 600. Put the bolt in a vice, and used a shoeshine motion with long strips of sand paper.

Took me at most 10 minutes.


My mother etches yeti cups as a little side job. She's going to etch "Come and Take It" on the bolt. I just need to get my action back so we can mark where it goes. I'll post pictures when it's done too.
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#6135548 - 01/14/16 12:07 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: Tff caribou]
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Ignore the bolt handle. I was going to polish it too, but the metal isn't of great quality. So it will get painted along with the action and barrel.
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#6135574 - 01/14/16 12:23 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: Tff caribou]
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Looks great! Curious as to how it feels when in new action. Or was it just for look?
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#6135580 - 01/14/16 12:26 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: BigPig]
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Looks great! Curious as to how it feels when in new action. Or was it just for look?


I just did it for looks, but its possible its smoother too. The surface is definitely more slick.
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#6135586 - 01/14/16 12:30 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: Tff caribou]
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If you want it to run smoother, polish the bolt lugs until they look like chrome.

I use a cotton buffing wheel, compound, and a bench grinder.
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#6135589 - 01/14/16 12:33 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
If you want it to run smoother, polish the bolt lugs until they look like chrome.

I use a cotton buffing wheel, compound, and a bench grinder.


That's what I figured. And I might so that too. It already runs pretty smooth though. And I think the oversized bolt knob will help too. I just put that on a few days ago.
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#6135813 - 01/14/16 02:45 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: Tff caribou]
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Looks good!

I've had the bigger bolt knob make a difference like night and day on some guns.
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#6135823 - 01/14/16 02:52 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: charlesb]
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
Looks good!

I've had the bigger bolt knob make a difference like night and day on some guns.


Thanks. The nice thing about this one is, its removable. Kinetic Research Group Bolt Lift. So if I don't like it(and I already do) I can just remove the Allen screw holding it on.
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#6135845 - 01/14/16 03:12 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: Tff caribou]
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Polish not only the lugs but the rails they ride on if you are really looking for a smoother action.
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#6144146 - 01/19/16 08:24 PM Re: Quick little project today [Re: Tff caribou]
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Got my bolt back from being etched today.


I like it. Adds a little something.

By the way, we can do this pretty cheaply with alot of different designs. If you're interested, shoot me a PM. It doesn't have to be text, it can be small simple images/patterns too
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