Originally Posted by pluckem
Hey guys I am in need of a little help.
I am in the process of trying to make a stock Rem 700 7mm Rem Mag shoot a little better. I am pillar bedding the action, re-crowning the muzzle, lapping the bolt lugs, putting on Jewel trigger, and replacing the j-lock firing pin assembly.
During this, I found some wear on the bolt that is concerning me. I am hoping someone with more experience than me can chime in here and tell me if this is of concern and will it hinder my attempt at making this 1.5 MOA rifle a sub MOA.
Any ideas on fixes? Would lapping that spot help?
If anyone needs more pics or info let me know and I will get them up. Thanks for any help.
It is normal . But it is a little excessive even for Remington.
However , It will not effect the accuracy of the action.
Also if you plan on lapping the bolt in , I recomend you check the head space before (If you
don't have one or access to one they are very inexpensive) About $35.oo.
If the head space is below .003 you can lap without fear of to much head space. Lapping
normally increases head space buy some where around .001 depending on how much
engagement you have in the recoil lugs.
If you intend to re barrel then I would definitely lap the lugs as part of the accuracy process.
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