Originally Posted by C.O. Shooter
I am trying to see if this is remotely possible! Would the bolt from a MKV 240 WBY Mag be interchangeable with a MKV 270 WBY Mag? I understand the bolt faces are different, however, I am trying to find out if the rest of the bolt is the same? The 240 WBY has the same bolt face as the 30-06 family and looking to construct a 6.5 Creedmoor! Trying for something different here! Thank you
So if Im understanding the question, your wondering if a long action bolt with an aprox. 473 bolt face will fit in place of a long action blot with an aprox. 530 bolt face, on the same action? (ie. Is it the same o.d. on the bolt with different bolt face?) I'm asuming the 240 Wby with a 2.500 case length is on the same Wby long action as the 270 Wby with a 2.549 case length. Forgive me for asuming, but I don't know, so I'm making an educated guess that a Wby long action would be a Wby long action, reguardless of bolt face diameter.
J.E. Custom posted a bolt "face" diameter in the gunsmithing section. It's a "sticky" at the very top, but I don't know if that post would help at all in this case. I dunno, I haven't read it in a while.
Looks like you gain in case volume with the Wby case over the -06 case, but my load book doesn't have any data on the Creedmore, so I'm in the dark on that cartrige.
Sorry I wasn't much help.
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