Originally Posted by Frank7mm
I have to rem bolts that I need to open up the bolt face a little. They were out of LH LSS's both ultra's and I'm now using a WSM case. Win brass is a little bigger measuring .538 (REM .531)and the groove is not as far forward causing the brass to bind in the bolt leaving a ring on the brass above the extractor groove. My question is I did not want to risk opening up the bolt and have the factory extractor fail (not much meat in the nose of the bolt to taper or even shorten it to clear brass) so do I want a sako or M-16 style ? Second who hear can do it and has a decent turn a round? Opinions wanted.
When going to a WSM style case you must chamfer the bolt face rim without disturbing the
extractor because the case head is not seated on the bolt face and head space will not be correct
because the case will hold the case head off the bolt face unless it is cleared.
There is no reason to change the extractor unless you just want to.
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