I had some problems with the air dry cerakote, so I am going to send it out and have a company put the oven dry stuff on. But my question is does jeweling the bolt make is smoother or not?
Yea, I had that already in my head. I think once I stop having issues with my cerakote it will be much better. I just thought the jeweling was very cool. I am having it sent out to Hoosier Gun Coat for it to be done. Unless somebody else has another idea or place. I want the thing sand blasted and refinished for about $200. And this place can do it for less. Any ideas welcome.MitchAlsup said:In a tactical sense, it makes you a lot more visible.
And just an FYI, I am having OEM Black Nitride my rifle.oneeyedmac said:More on bolt jeweling. Bolt Jeweling is inaccurate, asymetrical, non-concentric and introduces additional slop into the bolt. It's cosmetic, it's not to enhance accuracy and while it may hold lubrication I'd rather parkerize the bolt and infuse it with oil, use moly lube and work it in or have the bolt black nitride treated and then not think about it any more.
Do you still do thisWhat trouble did you have with the Cerakote?
If you aren't pleased with the Cerakote I'd have it black nitride treated. The treatment itself is $150 for a rifle and that includes the barreled action, bolt, firing pin and any other steel parts that aren't a spring. The inside and outside of the barrel are treated and it can more than double barrel life. It will render the firearm impervious to corrosion and it's hard as a diamond (well, almost). The rifle does need to be disasembled and blasted prior to treatment. If you'd like for $200 you can send it to me (barreled action only) and I'll stip it, blast it and send it out for treatment then reassemble and ship it back to you.
It's also self lubricating so your bolt will be a little smoother. If you don't have it treated don't jewel the bolt. I've not heard that it aids in making the bolt smoother.