Ok, posting a photo (I hope) of a stuck case I removed from a Savage AXIS today. Client fired 5 rounds, 4th round was split… 5 was stuck. It was “dipped” 6 months ago, has a rusty chamber and barrel shows signs of minor pitting from not being cleaned after the dip was applied.
So… I grab my trusty no go gauge, figured with the rust in the chamber, no way this was going to fit… and wow… bolt locked up easy as pie. Well, time to clean the chamber and reset headspace. Customer wants to know if I will have it finished by hunting season. My responce? “You and 30 other people…”