Bolt Flutes! Woo Hoo, the new tool werks good

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by NesikaChad, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    I finally got to use my new tool yesterday! Woo Hoo.

    Here's a L/H Remmy gittin some wrinkles. This cutter works pretty dern good! (it better for what the dern thing cost) If you notice in the first photo the profile of the flute is off a little bit. The entry into the stock doesn't quite match the profile of the tool. I had to kink my Z axis numbers a bit to get it right. (thank goodness for multiple passes!) I'm rather pleased with the way it came out.

    BTW. I did not build this gun. Just a bit of piece work for a local germ.

    Have a great day all.

    C

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  2. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    That looks pretty sharp. On another note, do you work on customers guns or just primarily build customs?

    You seem to be pretty well versed in alot things and I certainly appreciate all the helpful info on my earlier AR-15 issue. I'd like to find an accuracy minded smith nearby to work on a couple of guns.?? Sturgis is pretty close to home.
     

  3. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    I don't do a great deal of piece work. Generally I prefer to have "total control" over a build. This way the finger only points in one direction if there's an issue.


    Jobs like fluting a bolt, installing a bolt release, etc I don't mind doing. Its when one guy barrels it, another guy beds it, etc that I choose to pass. It's just too easy to get caught in a Jerry Springer situation that way.

    Repairs:

    I'll fix certain things. Basically things that interest me on bolt guns and AR's. Lever actions, shotguns, and most pistols are better taken elsewhere. I know very, very little about any of them . (except olympic smallbore, rapidfire, free pistols, and precision air. I know quite a bit about those)

    Thanks.

    C
     
  4. BobbyL

    BobbyL Well-Known Member

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    How deep are you running those flutes?
     
  5. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    How about bedding a Rem 700 BDL sporter, possible custom blued lightweight barrel, definately a jewell trigger. I want to keep the original wood stock because I absolutley love the fit, feel and balance of it; but, It's never been bedded and I want better accuracy out of it. Beautiful lightweight "walking" rifle, want to keep it that way but get sub 1/2 moa out of it, and make it a little more stable/weather resistant. Chambering of 25-06...........love that caliber for all around "hoof your butt off" type of hunting, varmints through deer/sheep, possibly elk. If I could only have one rifle for everything from prairie dogs to Elk it would be my 25-06.
     
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  6. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    -.035"

    It's probably closer to -.04-.05 if measuring across the actual diameter of the bolt. I just went till it "looked right".

    The bolt has a .140" wall thickness so I'm feeling pretty safe.
     
  7. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    Here's the deal with bedding.

    I write all my own inletting programs using some pretty sophisticated CAD/CAM software and machine them with a CNC mill. I prefer to use a virgin stock because it saves the work of having to go back and fill things in before bedding. Filling stuff in means mixing up fiberglass matting chopped up and mixed with resin to literally pack all the original features so that I can treat it like a new stock. Wood stocks are a particular challenge to do, but i can do it.

    I don't like to obnoxiously toot my own horn. Bedding and stock work is something I take pretty seriously. I like to think the quality/fit/finish speaks for itself.

    So, if I were to take your factory stock and bed it the way I do all of the full build guns I do it would be pretty expensive. Much more than if we started with a virgin stock and did a "from scratch" job.

    The reason is Remington makes a "one size for all" stock. The inlets are so oversized that anything will fit in there. Mine run much, much tighter to preserve as much surface area of the bedding as possible.

    Here's what I'm sorta getting at. This is a photo I pulled from the net showing a typical "home grown" bedding job.

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    If you'd like to talk more, feel free to visit my site and gimme a call. I generally take calls after 5pm MTN as it gets hard to manage the phone when I'm working.


    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    Chad
     
  8. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice Work you do!!

    I don't have much for phone service where I am at currenty, but do have internet/e-mail. I will definately give you a call, but am wondering.......If we started from scratch w/ new wood, would you be able to make the stock to the same or very similar dimensions (at least from the trigger back, mainly LOP and Monte Carlo raised cheek piece) as the one thats currenty on the gun??

    This would be very important to me, because I've already previously had the stock shortened and a pachmayer pad installed and it fits me better than any rifle has ever fit. I love the feel and balance of this gun, it's really a pleasure to hold/shoot (for myself anyway). I would want to try and duplicate the personal fit if we went with new wood.??
     
  9. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    I assure you matching up a stock isn't a problem.

    When time/phone service allow just give me a call. After 5pm works best (MTN).

    Thanks.

    Chad
     
  10. SBruce

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    OK, sounds good.

    Thanks Chad.

    I'll be in touch, but it may be a week or two?? Always on Call with my work scedule.
     
  11. geargrinder

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    Someone should have told that guy not to bed the tang area of the Savage.