Re: TIG welding on Remington 700 handle
You can weld the back end of the bolt without any worries about loosing strength at the front where all the punishment is delt out , I've done two of mine and haven't had any problems. All I did was wrap the bolt head with clod wet rags , the heat never traveled any farther that about half way the bolt head was still cool to the touch.
I saw a Rem 700 once at a gun show that had the recoil lug and bolt handle welded on , it appeared to be eith "stick" or mig welded , it was built way up and tried to be gound to look decient , it was awfull , you could still see some slag down in the weld.If they diden't have enough since to weld it right I wonder how hot they got the front of the action and blot head , all I could do was shake my head and laugh
Heli-Arch is the only way to go.