Model 12 lrpv bolt heads

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  1. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    I have a model 12 lrpv action that has the standard bolt head and I'm wanting to change it over to a magnum which bolt head assembly do I need to get all I'm seeing on midway are the controlled round feed style. Will this work or not.

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    Nathan
     
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  2. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Another question do they even make a magnum push feed bolt head for a short action or is the control feed all they make.
     

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    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if a WSM would work with maybe a different extractor.
     
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    Nathan,

    I'm not sure this is accurate in all Savage cases, but here's is what I did, and why, on a Striker.

    The Striker started as a 22-250 (standard bolthead) I went to a 6.5 wssm ( mag bolthead). I tried the only magnum bolthead I could find, a LA magnum one. It wouldn't go because there is an indentation on the inside of the bolt body on the short action and a corresponding inlet on the bolt head, the LA didn't have this inlet.

    I wound up sending the LA bolthead to a smith to have the inlet milled in to it. After that it fit and functioned perfectly, cost me $50 buck about 4 yrs ago.

    I'm not sure if all SA bolt bodies and heads have the indent and inlet or not, but at the time it was the only way I could find to get a push feed mag bolthead on a SA bolt.

    You might want to PM geargrinder or hammertyme on this site, those to gents have forgotten more about Savages than I'll ever know.

    Chris
     
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    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    You can use the controlled feed in place of the push feed and it will extract the empty, however it will not eject it you'll have to take it out by hand,

    Chris
     
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    Even better advice!!
     
  9. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Just had another thought. Call the folks at Sharp Shooter Supply, I'm sure you're not the only person looking to do this. They may have or know where to get exactly what you need.

    Chris
     
  10. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks fellas for the advice I've been taliking back and forth with Neal (hammertyme) via email. Hey Chris thanks for answering back on the control feed question as long as it will extract I don't mind pulling it out.


    Nathan