Okay Im new to this forum and hope this is the right area to ask this. I want to build my first rifle and I would like to go with the Savage Target Action, and I would also like to put a 300 RUM and maybe later put a .338 edge. So my problem is that savage target action doesn't have a big enough bolt head to it and I don't know if it will stand up to the pressure. But from what I have read is that the savage action could take that and much more. So my question is. Do I change the bolt head, where do I get one, and is that all I have to do?
The new short action mag bolt heads are push feed but you'll need some other parts to use one(front baffle and firing pin). The short CRF bolt head will work but you'll need to machine the action for an ejector or go without. A long action push feed bolt head that's been cut to length will work without any other parts.