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Old 02-22-2012, 09:41 PM
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Bolt Mod or Replacement?

Just picked up a new Rem. 700P in 338 LM. I'd like to have a tactical bolt handle and fluted bolt. Would I be better off to have the factory bolt altered or buy an after market bolt? If I buy a complete new bolt, would it have to be fitted by a gunsmith or are they made to factory tolerance?
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:20 PM
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Re: Bolt Mod or Replacement?

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Just picked up a new Rem. 700P in 338 LM. I'd like to have a tactical bolt handle and fluted bolt. Would I be better off to have the factory bolt altered or buy an after market bolt? If I buy a complete new bolt, would it have to be fitted by a gunsmith or are they made to factory tolerance?
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I'd lean towards modifying the one you have.

A PTG would be the way to go if you're going to have the action trued up and possibly reamed for a really good fit. Either way, a new bolt will need to be fit, lapped in, and the headspaced.

And if I was doing all that, I'd be putting on an after-market barrel.

Hence, I'd stick with the factory setup or modify the bolt handle on what you have.

-- richard
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:43 PM
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i'd lean towards modifying the one you have.

A ptg would be the way to go if you're going to have the action trued up and possibly reamed for a really good fit. Either way, a new bolt will need to be fit, lapped in, and the headspaced.

And if i was doing all that, i'd be putting on an after-market barrel.

Hence, i'd stick with the factory setup or modify the bolt handle on what you have.

-- richard

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