Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Bolt play?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-06-2013, 04:35 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Okanagan Valley BC Canada
Posts: 16
Bolt play?

I may have a bit of a problem. I have my Rem 700SPS stainless 7-08, stripped down to do some trigger adj, and closing the bolt , I noticed some play in the bolt position. With the bolt closed, there is play forward and back towards the chamber. I can actually get a measurement of .020 with an old feeler style
gauge, between the forward part of the bolt handle and the bolt handle slot
in the action. With a dummie cartridge chambered there is no play.
This isnt normal is it? I have only had the rifle for a couple of months and not shot more than 50 reloads thru it. The brass has been used maybe 3 times, and not with overly hot loads.
thanks
bruce
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 2,963
Re: Bolt play?

normal, yep, as long as she's fine when the round's in. All my remmy's have a bit of play when empty.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Leominster mass, originally Salisbury Maryland
Posts: 1,324
Re: Bolt play?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lefty7mmstw View Post
normal, yep, as long as she's fine when the round's in. All my remmy's have a bit of play when empty.
Yup, +1, " what he said" .
__________________
AIM SMALL,MISS SMALL. 7 STW
LIFE IS TOO SHORT! AND WE ARE A LONG TIME DEAD!!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2013, 08:26 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 941
Re: Bolt play?

If you think there's a lot of play with Rem, you should feel a Savage sometime. The important part is whether or not the lugs are square when the bolt closes.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 34.32%
116 Votes
NO - 48.52%
164 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 17.16%
58 Votes
Total Votes: 338
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC