Savage bolt head build question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by spikehunter, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. spikehunter

    spikehunter New Member

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    Ok I have the option to get a 116 savage long action, but it comes with the 30-06 bolt head. I'm looking to build a 7 wsm or maybe even a 338 edge or 338-300 win mag. Can I just buy the proper size bolt head or do I need to get a whole new bolt for this application? What would be some good long range alternative calipers for up to 1000 yr deer hunting with that bolt face?
     
  2. stomp442

    stomp442 Well-Known Member

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    Yep all you need is a new bolt head. Midway or gun shack should have what you need.
     

  3. vendetta333

    vendetta333 Well-Known Member

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    alternative calibers; 280, 280ai, 30-06ai, 30-06 (with heavy bullets and a 28" barrrel), any of the JDJ cartridges based on the 30-06. those should get you started. o, and the sherman line of cartridges. someone please correct my spelling of the names.
     
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    kingzero Well-Known Member

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  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Look at the 1st sticky above courtesy of JE Customs. lightbulb