Accuracy and etched bolt face

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  1. Boisblancboy

    Boisblancboy

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    How much does an etched bolt face affect accuracy? Obviously it might be more if the etch is more severe.
     
  2. Preacher

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    As long as it holds the case tight to the chamber, it shouldn't be a accuracy problem, but if bad enough, it will cause a headspace problem...
     
  3. BoydAllen

    BoydAllen Site $$ Contributor

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    Generally, the etched bolt faces that I have seen got that way from leaking primers, and the damage was roughly in a circle where the lack of support would not make a difference. Is that what you are asking about?
     
  4. Boisblancboy

    Boisblancboy

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    Yep that's exactly what I'm asking. While working up to max loads had some gas get by the primer. Made a very small etch and didn't think it would be a problem but figured I should get some more information.
     
  5. Win94ae

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    I bought a sporterized Springfield 03, it had an etched bolt face...

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    ...and it shoots wonderfully!

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    I assume they were shooting too hot of loads, from the apparent sticky bolt syndrome.
     
  6. jonbearman

    jonbearman I live in new york state,how unfortunate ! Site $$ Contributor

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    Thats nothing.
     

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