Bolt face swap question??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by stvnbrg, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. stvnbrg

    stvnbrg Active Member

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    So im just wondering if i can switch out the small bolt face on my savage 12 in .223, with a standard short action bolt face? Is it that easy to do or is the bolt body different as well making it impossible. Basically im looking to make my 223 into a .260 rem and wondering if my short action will accommodate a standard bolt face. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. 87predator

    87predator Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is really simple to do. Change the baffle, and if you want a repeatet, the mag box and follower.
     
  3. stvnbrg

    stvnbrg Active Member

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    so all i need is the bolt face and baffle? my bolt body i can still use?
     
  4. Three44s

    Three44s Well-Known Member

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    roger on that!

    Three 44s
     
  5. pdog2062

    pdog2062 Well-Known Member

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    you can also sell the old parts to recoup some of your money.