Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

Twisted bolts

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-10-2012, 04:34 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 103
Twisted bolts

What are the benefits of a twisted bolt? Is it mainly for appearance because they do look bad ass. Iv shot a fair few rifles but never shot a gun with a twisted bolt.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-10-2012, 05:33 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 341
Re: Twisted bolts

Mostly cosmetic but a few will argue they have less surface area there for are easier to operate. Personally I like the look but I've had a small twig get in one of the flutes and make it difficult to work and the weight savings isn't worth crap.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-10-2012, 07:46 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,624
Re: Twisted bolts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aussie_hunter View Post
What are the benefits of a twisted bolt? Is it mainly for appearance because they do look bad ass. Iv shot a fair few rifles but never shot a gun with a twisted bolt.

It is for function.

It helps it to operate if it gets dirty or muddy as some of the assault rifles do under extreme
conditions. it is also good for snow or icy conditions.

Most of us keep our rifles clean and free of these problems, so it becomes more for looks.

Also just like jewelling it helps keep some lubricant on the bolt longer making the bolt
operate better.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Twisted bolts
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Twisted scope base on fnar ajridgedell Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 06-05-2012 10:24 AM
PSE TAC 15/15i bolts Len Backus PSE TAC 15/15i Crossbow Hunting Forum 6 03-27-2011 10:52 PM
Rem 700 bolts dj300ack Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 4 09-06-2010 12:29 PM
Aftermarket Triggers for Browning A bolts and X bolts Rustystud Gunsmithing 4 11-15-2009 11:19 PM
Help for .338 295 gr. wild-cat bullet for 1:10 twisted barrel... anatolija Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 06-24-2008 08:47 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 AM.


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