Oversize bolts

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by owlhoot, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. owlhoot

    owlhoot Active Member

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    A recent article on this board referred to oversized bolts as being a better way to correct bolt wobble than sleeving. Does anyone know where these bolts come from? Remington or Savage?
     
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    No, Pacific Tool and Gauge, they are a sponsor here look up there web-site.
     

  3. Sighter

    Sighter Well-Known Member

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    Here is the link. At the top of the page there is a notation from PTG / Dave Kiff that they can grind them oversize. PTG is a Remington 700 modification candy store:

    Pacific Tool & Gauge Inc. - Remington Performace Parts
     
  4. frequent misser

    frequent misser Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone making oversized savage bolts yet or is this just a remmy deal?
     
  5. owlhoot

    owlhoot Active Member

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    As far as I know, Pacific Tool has these bolts for the Rem 700 only.
     
  6. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Oversize I believe is the cleanest way but will require headspace consideration. Sleeving your existing bolt works equally as well and has the advantage of being able to sleeve just the rear where most of the wobble occurs. The disadvantage of the oversized bolt is the action may be prone to siezing up with a bit of dust. Sleeving your own bolt will also allow putting a bit of cam on the sleeves to allow full clearance and only having it tight when you actually close the bolt. There is no one best. I should add if you are doing a full blueprinting and changing the bolt you really ought to consider a custom action.
     
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    Akiona Well-Known Member

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  8. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    PT&G bolts are second to none. But they require fitting. They are not just drop in parets. Even the Savage bolt bodies require lapping, turning in the cocking pin area and grinding on the back to set the primary extraction.

    A bolt race reamer and bushing set cost about $500.00.


    Know or hire someone how knows how to fit them.

    Nat Lambeth