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Brass Damage:

I bought a Rem. 700VS a couple of months back in .308. My only problem with it so far is that it scratches the hell out of my brass. The scratches start about 1/8" after the neck and deepen towards the rear of the brass/cartridge, and continue through the rim. The scratches are deep enouph to catch my fingernail.

Has anyone run into this?
S.R. Cook <>
Ohio USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 04:26:50 (EST) 

S.R. Cook

Scratches on Brass !

Sounds like the Mag well lip has a burr or sharp corner.

Mark the brass with a felt pen or file and find out were the scratch is compared to were the round travels during chambering.

When you found it , and I belive its the magwell lip deburr with a fine file or dowel with sandpaper through the bottom of the well.

Torsten <ya know>
G3ermany - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 10:26:17 (EST) 

Stu: If you haven't found the burr in the mag well and still have the same problem, you may need to polish (not Polish) that new chamber.

Al Ostapowicz <>
Sako Country Spoken here in the Grand Republic Of , Ohio USA - Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at 00:24:42 (EST) 

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