Before and After

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rick523, May 13, 2013.

  1. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to post a couple of pics of the bolt in my 7RM and give a Thank You to Karl, at Kampfeld Customs for the awsome job he did on my bolt, and the quick turn around, 9 days from day I shipped till day I got it back. i dont think you can beat that. new bolt 002.jpg

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  2. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    Besides the cool appearance, what exactly is the benefit of a fluted bolt ? It seems there is less bearing area, so if anything it will wear out faster ?
     

  3. Stanm70

    Stanm70 Well-Known Member

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    looks cool and it gives a place for dirt to go. The only point of contact in the rifle that really matters are the lugs, this shouldn't hurt anything.
     
  4. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    You answered before I got the chance but my answer would have been the same, also I'm 64 I don't think I could wear the bolt out, before I wear out:D. Besides this was an anniversary present. And it definatly looks good.
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    In wet too snowy cold counrty I hunt the less surface is less likely to hard freeze shut.I still work bolt and pin out of habit on bad days
     
  6. Red hunter

    Red hunter Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome !!
     
  7. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Karl is a really nice guy & does superb work. He did spiral fluting on a barrel for me. I don't think I've seen that type of work on the bolt handle before, looks awesome.

    Most all of my rifles wear fluted bolts; do they work better? No, but damn they look good in my trophy shots :D


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  8. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, and I agree though I never spoke with Karl, I used email since I knew he was busy and did not want to pull him away from his work. I was really happy with the work he did for me and the bolt handle turned out great, I think it adds to the overall look of the bolt. I appreciated the quick turn around time, that was a real plus. Now I gotta kill something for that trophy shot:cool:
    Rick