Re: Need opinions before I order
Tikkamike, maybe I can shed some light on your question. If it were me, I would stick with a PTG bolt. Especially if you are going to have the bolt raceway on your action reamed first. Have your smith ream it, then you can order a bolt from PTG whatever diameter you want. I think most people order their bolts .002 smaller than the diameter the raceway has been reamed to. Some may even say to go .001 smaller, but that may not be suitable for a hunting rifle, and may be better suited for benchrest shooting. Talk to your smith as I'm sure he can help you decide. There are alot of actions wearing PTG bolts out there, and most smiths will agree that reaming the raceway and installing a precision bolt is one of the biggest accuracy upgrades that can be performed on a Remmy. Makes your firing pin strike the center of your primer everytime.
But I must say, all of these operations are gonna add cost, so by the time you get finished paying for all blueprinting work,why not consider a Stiller XL action? Or some other custom action that is ready to go?