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Old 01-13-2009, 09:02 PM
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Re: Bolt face diameter's

Scott,

You would actually have to replace the bolt. You can remove material from a bolt face, but cannot do the opposite.

There are companies like PTG make replacement bolts for Remington push-feed rifles (700, etc...). You may want to contact them to see if they could manufacture a bolt for a Model 70. if it's a post 64 push-feed, I bet they could.

I would definately wait for a .30-06 to come along to build off of if you are wanting a .338-06. The cost of a replacement bolt is very high.

Savages are a good choice from going to a larger bolt face to a smalller one, they hace a pinned bolt that is able to trade the bolt head. A convenient and successful design.

Dan
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:41 PM
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Re: Bolt face diameter's

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J E -

A quick question...what is the estimated cost to change a .540 bolt face to a .470 bolt face, say on a LA Winchester Model 70? I'm shopping for a Win Mod 70 stainless steel to build a 338-06 AI on and I'm finding a good many 7mm, 300 WM and .338 WM versions for sale. Not finding too many used SS 30-06, .270, 25-06, etc.

Thanks!

Scott

I would'nt consider any welding on the bolt face area because of the heat damage
potential.

Not much can go wrong with a mod 70 action so if you find a used hunting rifle the
action should be in good shape ( Most hunting rifles will have less than a 1000
rounds fired in them no matter how old they are).

Find an action with the .540 bolt face and you will be set. Or depending on how much
you have to pay for the action you might want to check on an after market bolt.

When opening up a bolt face you don't change the metallurgy or the strength of the
locking lugs .

welding or soldering on the back of a bolt ( Like bolt handles )under controled conditions
is ok because they don't take the stress that the recoil lugs and bolt face does.

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Old 01-13-2009, 09:54 PM
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Re: Bolt face diameter's

Thanks,

Great information to have.

Paul

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Old 01-13-2009, 10:16 PM
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Re: Bolt face diameter's

Thanks Dan & J E. I appreciate the responses. I don't have to have one today but I'd like to try to locate a used .270 or 30-06 to build the 338-06AI on in the next couple of months. I currently have a Win Mod 70 CRF featherweight in 30-06 but I want to keep it. Besides, it is a blued gun with wood stock and is a very nice rifle. I want to go with a stainless action and barrel this time with a composite stock. The 338-06AI will allow me to use my 30-06 brass and will also give me a good punch with a 200-250 gr .338 bullet.

I like the Savage's but really prefer a CRF rifle and don't want to go with a Ruger. I've got about $1200 to go towards it, not counting the scope, so I hope to find a used rifle for about $600-$700.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:58 AM
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Re: Bolt face diameter's

Guys, on the Rem 700, can one simply swap bolt assemblies to go up or down in bolt face dimensions in the same action or is there something to prevent this? Of course the lugs would have to be lapped in the new action, but as long as a new barrel will be installed (and head spaced) afterwards, is there any other concerns that would make this undesirable?
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:49 PM
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Re: Bolt face diameter's

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Guys, on the Rem 700, can one simply swap bolt assemblies to go up or down in bolt face dimensions in the same action or is there something to prevent this? Of course the lugs would have to be lapped in the new action, but as long as a new barrel will be installed (and head spaced) afterwards, is there any other concerns that would make this undesirable?
None as far as the bolt if it is a good fit and all the other work you mentioned is done.

Depending on what round was used in the action you might have to open up the rails.

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:30 AM
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None as far as the bolt if it is a good fit and all the other work you mentioned is done.

Depending on what round was used in the action you might have to open up the rails.

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Thanks. Can you elaborate some on your last statement? What are the considerations for what rounds need an opening up of the rails and why?
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