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Author Topic: T3x Chamber Gouge?  (Read 59 times)

Pappy

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T3x Chamber Gouge?
« on: April 11, 2019, 09:30:26 PM »

My T3x Varmint .223, is 1.5 years old, and has about 500 rounds run through it. I was shooting normally, factory ammo, nothing out of the ordinary.  I fired a shot, then found the bolt very difficult to open.  After a little, out of the ordinary force, the bolt was opened, and casing ejected.  I checked the casing, and it had a dimple in it . not good.  I took the rifle to a buddy with a borecam, and found gouges in the chamber.  Apparently, this rifle is toast, not serviceable, and not worth the expense to have it re-chambered, or put on a new barrel etc..  For that expense, I could just buy a new rifle.
Anyway . my question is not about warrantees, etc., but whether anyone else has ever had this issue, with any rifle?  What do you think may have caused the gouge?  Personally, I don't think it is warranty, and somehow I may have caused this?  I do know that a brass cartridge could never cause this kind of damage, it had to be a hardened metal, or maybe something about the bolt.  The bolt is fine.
Thanks for your input;
Allan
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Re: T3x Chamber Gouge?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 10:12:45 PM »

The only things that come to mind is there was some dirt on one of the  brass cases , or some of the cases were just brass washed steel
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Re: T3x Chamber Gouge?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 07:51:53 AM »

You may have had some hard carbon get into the chamber. Have your buddy with the bore cam check and see if you have a carbon ring.
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Re: T3x Chamber Gouge?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 06:31:53 PM »

Thank you both.  I did run a box of 50 Hornady Steel Match through her, but I find it hard to believe that hurt the chamber.  I always kept it clean, swabbing when I made ammo brand changes, and always after I shot for the day.  Oh well, crap happens, guess I will really never know what exactly happened or why. 

Allan
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