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Reaming a Rem 700 bolt race way to .715"

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Unread 12-10-2007, 02:24 PM
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Reaming a Rem 700 bolt race way to .715"

I was digging through my stuff and came accross a reamer that I had tried to rig into a race way reamer and abandoned the idea.

Anyway , I was looking at the Dave Manson accurizing stuff in the Brownells book and saw that it uses a .715" reamer to ream the bolt race way. I know that the common practice is to ream it to .705 and get the PTG bolt to fit it. I measured a 5 actions I have at the house and all of them measured between .703"-.705" and one measured .708" , all are bone stock , so that got me to wondering if it woulden't be better to ream them to .715" instead.

does anybody know if PTG will make a .715" bolt for the rem 700's or will I have to sleeve the one I have?

any of you guys have any experiance with this or have any thoughts??
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    Unread 12-10-2007, 11:16 PM
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    PTG can grind a bolt to any diameter you want. I have never seen a Rem that large before. Most are barely .703 or less. I would also recommend getting your reamer from PTG. Dave Kiff is a great guy and makes the reamers that Greg Tannel sells (gre-tan).
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