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What do you think is the ideal metal finnish on different metal parts of a sniperrifle. Phosphatizing, paint or bluing ?
Which of these should be done to the barrel ?
Bolt ?
Action ?
 

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I don't know much about bolt actions, but I would guess phosphate would be good.
 

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I'd say you should look into some of the baked-on moly finishes. Tough, no oil needed to prevent rust, and they come in a wide selection of colors.

This one is used by HK on thier SOCOM products: http://www.molyresin.com/
 

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I'd say you should look into some of the baked-on moly finishes. Tough, no oil needed to prevent rust, and they come in a wide selection of colors.

This one is used by HK on thier SOCOM products: http://www.molyresin.com/
 

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There are many good ones. Teflon, Parkerizing, ceramic, bake on expoxy, and we are now using epoxy powdercoat. What we do on the SC rifles is coat the bolt (internal) in black teflon to insure smooth operation. Then we use expoxy powder coating on all external parts. Supposedly ceramic is about 3 times are hard as powdercoat, but then again, its 3-4 times as expensive.

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