700 Internal Tolerances?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by redneckclimbing, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. redneckclimbing

    redneckclimbing Well-Known Member

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    This is for the "smiths" out there. When you are re-barreling a rem. 700 what tolerances do you leave:

    - From the outside of the bolt head to the inside of the barrel recess?

    - From the front of the recess to the front of the bolt?

    - And, from the back of the barrel to the front of the bolt lugs?

    Just curious if you all have a set standard or not and why it is what it is?
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    all hunting tactical rifles .010" (+.000" -.002")
    for all your questions
     

  3. redneckclimbing

    redneckclimbing Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jim, anyone else?
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1
    Depending on the location and use, I will use .005 minimum and .010 max.

    Bolt to action= .001 to .002

    Head space= .0005 to .002, depending on the shooter,type of action, type of cartrige and
    intended use.

    Some Smiths may have different tolerances but they are close to the posted minimum
    clearances.

    I have seen actions with a lot more clearances but these were just sloppy/poor workmanship
    and are an indication of the total quality IMO.

    J E CUSTOM