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Spiral fluted bolt with 7STW OK?

I am in the process of having a custom action built for a 7STW. The bolts are normally spiral fluted which concerns me with the 7STW being a belted cartridge, don't want the flutes hanging on the belt. Anyone have a STW with spiral fluted bolt? Anyone see any problems if this is done?
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    Unread 04-25-2013, 10:27 AM
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    Re: Spiral fluted bolt with 7STW OK?

    I would have never even thought to ask a question like that....That's a good one. Now I'm curious, too.
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    Re: Spiral fluted bolt with 7STW OK?

    Can they skip the flutes on the bottom of the bolt - leave that part flat? I don't know if the flutes will be a problem, but that would eliminate your concern.
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    Re: Spiral fluted bolt with 7STW OK?

    NO, we flute lots and lots of bolts on belted magnums and have never had an issue with the belt hanging on the flutes. and Yes, mine is fluted, and heavy deep flutes. We even fluted the bolts on 2 of the 33/378weatherbys we built and those didn't hang up either.
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    Re: Spiral fluted bolt with 7STW OK?

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    NO, we flute lots and lots of bolts on belted magnums and have never had an issue with the belt hanging on the flutes. and Yes, mine is fluted, and heavy deep flutes. We even fluted the bolts on 2 of the 33/378weatherbys we built and those didn't hang up either.
    Go with Ben's answer. No it's not going to cause any issues.
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    NO, we flute lots and lots of bolts on belted magnums and have never had an issue with the belt hanging on the flutes. and Yes, mine is fluted, and heavy deep flutes. We even fluted the bolts on 2 of the 33/378weatherbys we built and those didn't hang up either.

    Thanks for clearing that up. Nice to hear it from someone who knows.
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    Re: Spiral fluted bolt with 7STW OK?

    I have a spiral fluted bolt on my STW by Kampfeld Customs. He will cut it the whole way around but if you choose will only cut the top part that you see leaving the bottom that runs across the brass untouched so you don't feel it.

    As others have stated it really doesn't 'hurt' anything but you do feel a difference as my buddy has a 30 Hart that he had the bolt done the whole way around vs mine which has the bottom that runs across the mag uncut.

    Just my $0.02.

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