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Old 10-01-2006, 08:53 AM
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Lawton M7500 and M8000 receivers in shop!!!!

Late this week I had a package arrive from Dillon Montana. Inside were two receivers I had ordered from them less then 4 weeks ago.

One was one of their M7500 BR receivers which I am going to build a rifle for myself on. THe other was one of the big M8000 receivers designed for the 408 CT case size rounds.

First the M7500.

I have not taken any pics of the receivers yet but will when I get a chance. This receiver has similiar to that of a Nesika Bay M reciever with a 1.350" diameter. A bit longer bolt head, a bit longer receiver thread section.

I ordered this receiver with a left loading port and a right ejection port. This is a solid bottom single shot design. It is also said to be machined to much tighter tolerances then the M7000 receiver and appears to be. This receiver also uses a smaller firing pin diameter as well which will help with high pressure load primer cratering.

I cleaned up the receiver and ran my typical measuring test taking four measurements across the bolt face with the receiver in the bolt locked position. I was very impressed with what I found. All four measurements across the bolt face to the face of the receiver were within 0.00015". EXTREMELY good. Very happy with that result so I moved onto the big M8000 receiver.

This is a BIG receiver. It measures a full 10" in length and is 1.6" in diameter. It has a very large ejection port very well suited for ejecting live cartridges based 408 CT case.

I believe there is also a shorter length receiver which will eject fired cases fine but would require the bolt to be removed to clear a live round. This is easy to do with the side mounted bolt stop lever though.

I got this receiver cleaned up as well and took the same four measurements on this receiver and it came out the same as the M7500 BR receiver right at 0.00015" so again I am very impressed.

For some more comparision, I got two more BAT receivers in shop this week. They measured 0.00015 and 0.00018" variation across the bolt face so basically the two BATS and the M7500 and M8000 Lawton receivers are identical in squareness.

I will get some pics soon.

SO far though, extremely impressed with these receivers. For the money, the M7500 looks like the receiver to beat for anything up to the Lapua class case head sized rounds. Its bolt lugs are significantly longer then the M7000 receiver so they are much stronger and add that significant increase in strength over the M7000 for the big case head wildcats like my 277 and 7mm Allen Mag based on the 338 Lapua.

WOuld also be excellent choice for a 338 Kahn rifle as well.

More information to come.

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Old 10-01-2006, 09:44 AM
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Re: Lawton M7500 and M8000 receivers in shop!!!!

Kirby,
Great to here you liked the actions. We are anctious for you to get your rifle together. Barney would like you to give him a call at 406-683-2388.
Thanks.
Scott
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:05 AM
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Re: Lawton M7500 and M8000 receivers in shop!!!!

the machinest
do you make a lefthanded action for the 408?

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Old 10-01-2006, 12:29 PM
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Re: Lawton M7500 and M8000 receivers in shop!!!!

We have not as of now, made a left hand M8000. That's not saying that we won't. We need to have enough demand for a run of recievers, bolts, and handles. Get 25 or 30 signed up and we will run them off.
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there are probably not that many lefties in the world [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 10-01-2006, 07:19 PM
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Re: Lawton M7500 and M8000 receivers in shop!!!!

Themachinest,

I am very impressed and very happy with the quality I am seeing so far. I made a comment to y ou boys a while back that if these receivers were as good as they sounded that I would use these exclusively. So far I have seen nothing to change that comment.

I do have one questions, well, request. Will talk to you about it next week when I give Barney a call.

Thanks again, I hope to be putting my rifle together next week if the stock gets in.

Good Shooting!!

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Re: Lawton M7500 and M8000 receivers in shop!!!!

Fifty, the M8000 action you received, is that my action for my 338 Allen Mag [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]. If it is, that's fast. I would love to see the pics. It sounds like I made a good choice when choosing the Lawton M8000. From what your saying, it seems like you are very impressed with these actions. I am excited about this whole project. One question, does it look like your going to be able to install the Badger Tactical Knob on the handle?

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