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    how much for melonite finish on a rifle action?

    I'm thinking of getting my rem 700 rifle action with melonite to make it smoother if it can since the bolt isn't that smooth I'd like to make it smoother. but if its too expensive its not worth it.
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    I paid ~$250 for 4 barrels, 2 complete actions and a heap of small parts.

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    was it worth it? Is it worth coating my action?
    rem 700 s/a 28in bbl 260 rem 1:8twist, timney trigger, hs precision stock, ptg bottom.
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    What about the action is not smooth? Is it factory? Remingtons have generous bolt /race way clearance and should run easy. Maybe not cat shit on a linoleum floor slick tho
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    I just would like to get it as smooth as possible, just because I like smoother bolts.
    rem 700 s/a 28in bbl 260 rem 1:8twist, timney trigger, hs precision stock, ptg bottom.
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    Most places charge a base fee to do it, and you can lump XX # of parts in. Similar to a batch price.

    I believe that MMI tu-tech in Arkansas asks that you use one of their approved vendors who send in parts in Lots.
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    Why not save the money and work the bolt while watching TV? A few hundred repetitions will smooth it up quite a bit, just make sure to pull the trigger as well to smooth the entirety of the motion.
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    already have done that probably 500 times at least cycling it back and forth and closing it
    rem 700 s/a 28in bbl 260 rem 1:8twist, timney trigger, hs precision stock, ptg bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASDB View Post
    Why not save the money and work the bolt while watching TV? A few hundred repetitions will smooth it up quite a bit, just make sure to pull the trigger as well to smooth the entirety of the motion.
    I'm not a Remington guy, and I did a Savage and an FN...so my experience may not apply. But...

    My Savage had ~6000 rounds through, and probably another 6k dry fire cycles. It felt fine.

    It came back from melonite *much* smoother than it had been before.

    The FN felt about the same as before, though I only had ~100 rounds through it prior.

    I didn't do it for smoothness reasons. I like the look and corrosion resistance.

    My opinion is to hold off until the action in nicely worn in. Also consider ion bond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo54 View Post
    I paid ~$250 for 4 barrels, 2 complete actions and a heap of small parts.
    Did they Melonite the inside of your barrels as well?
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    NP3 the bolt.