Re: buying a used rifle with issue...
I guess I just don't understand this, why would you even try to save this mangled mess, I pick up good straight Rem 700's regularly for $260-$320. If the bolt is that mangled then the integral lugs in the action are likely a galled mess so in cleaning that up you'll likely start getting near the end of the heat treating in the lug and you'll set it back far enough that it will screw with primary extraction so you'll need a PTG two piece bolt assembled or a used bolt rebuilt just to get close to this thing operating. I know I would not stick my face behind!!! Nothing like spending more money in an effort to be cheap.
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!
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