Bolt Mod or Replacement?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Nimrodmar10, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a new Rem. 700P in 338 LM. I'd like to have a tactical bolt handle and fluted bolt. Would I be better off to have the factory bolt altered or buy an after market bolt? If I buy a complete new bolt, would it have to be fitted by a gunsmith or are they made to factory tolerance?
    Suggestions?
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I'd lean towards modifying the one you have.

    A PTG would be the way to go if you're going to have the action trued up and possibly reamed for a really good fit. Either way, a new bolt will need to be fit, lapped in, and the headspaced.

    And if I was doing all that, I'd be putting on an after-market barrel.

    Hence, I'd stick with the factory setup or modify the bolt handle on what you have.

    -- richard
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    j e custom