Originally Posted by Scott S
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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.
I would'nt consider any welding on the bolt face area because of the heat damage
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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