Interesting Test...

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  1. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Always trying to make improvements... we’ve been working on a more efficient way to make our bolts.

    After weeks of working on the first one made with the new programming and on an different machine, I did some testing.

    This bolt was not heat treated, and had .002” less headspace than the bolt I use with this rifle.
    I was shooting my 6 BR, our Vector action with switch barrel capability, and hand tight barrel.
    First shot was center target, had different scope on last time I shot it.
    Left group, normal bolt, and typical of this rifle.

    I then screwed the barrel off, then hand tightened it back on... switched to the new bolt that was not heat treated and was .002” less headspace. Was a bit tight to close on live round. Shot the group on top right. You can see the blue Dykem still on the test bolt.

    Groups shot with front bipod and rear bag.

    Confirmation that we are able to now manufacture bolts more efficiently without any degradation to accuracy.
     
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  2. Buckfever34

    Buckfever34 Well-Known Member

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    Very interesting!
     
  3. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Wow, nothing like starting with a great rifle to test with.
     
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  4. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    You didn't create that ugly stock did you Joel? lol
     
  5. Joel Russo

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    Took a lot to bring myself to screw the barreled action into the thing they call a chassis... lol
     
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  6. Gord0

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    Pretty awesome machine work right there. Action, bolt, barrel, chassis, all of it. I wish I had some spare time, and our machines had some spare spindle time.
     
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  7. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

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    Joel, What is the small lever from the top in the trgger guard?
     
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  8. Gord0

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    If I had to guess it would be the mag release.
    Edit: just zoomed in on the phone. The silver one looks like a safety.
     
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  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! That makes me want a Curtis action even more than I already have been! :D
     
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    My next build will be on a Curtis for sure!
     
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  11. Bravo 4

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    Yep safety, bottom safety like on the Jewel triggers I’ve had. That one just doesn’t have the button screwed on. I have to remove it to get the trigger guard and stock off.
     
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    morning u people that were asking about what does it take
    to b described as a good smithy?? u r looking at the work of two of the
    best. outstanding justme gbot tum
     
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  13. Joel Russo

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    As previously stated by Bravo 4, that is a bottom safety Jewell trigger with the button taken off.
     
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  14. WildRose

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    Interesting Joel, always enjoy seeing your works progressing.

    Have you considered cry treating vs heat treating? There's very little cost involved and with the right containers the LN keeps incredibly well.