Remington 700 bolt ejector plunger

merbeau

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Hi

I am currently re barreling a Rem 700 to a 25-284. I ordered a replacement bolt from PTG with the idea to have my gunsmith headspace the unit when the new barrel comes in.

The bolt arrived today. I had ordered it with a mini m16 extractor. The bolt came in without the extractor installed. I can see from diagrams that the PTG kit has the extractor, spring and pin for installtion. The bolt does not have an ejector plunger either. Can not find one on PTG site (unless the nomenclature is wrong).

Can the old one be used? If so, how is the pin removed and reinstalled. If not relatively straight forward I can bring the bolt to the gunsmith and have him do it.

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Robert
 

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There's a cross pin that keeps the Ejector Plunger and spring from coming out. You can tap that pin out to allow the Plunger to come out. It will be under spring pressure so be sure to catch it and not pointing at your face. When you install it, the Plunger has to be oriented one way to allow the pin to capture it. I think the old plunger will work.
 

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Just curious here, but why didn't you just use the bolt it came with and have a M16 style extractor installed in that bolt?
 

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The smith will remove the ejector when he sets & checks headspace anyway. Let him install it when he does the rest.
Also I would recommend to put in the 3 parts (spring, plunger & retaining pin) new if it was my job.
 

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Just curious here, but why didn't you just use the bolt it came with and have a M16 style extractor installed in that bolt?

The old bolt was extremely loose and I went the smith who has inserts to measure the correct diameter bolt to order. I did this with another project and was extremely pleased with the result.
 

merbeau

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The smith will remove the ejector when he sets & checks headspace anyway. Let him install it when he does the rest.
Also I would recommend to put in the 3 parts (spring, plunger & retaining pin) new if it was my job.

That sounds like a good plan. I have ordered the barrel and it is being sent directly to the smith. I was about to take the old rifle to him anyway for the installation and headspacing.

Many thanks to all that replied. Always receive sound advice on this forum.

Robert
 

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The old bolt was extremely loose and I went the smith who has inserts to measure the correct diameter bolt to order. I did this with another project and was extremely pleased with the result.
What size was your receiver and what size bolt did you order?
 

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What size was your receiver and what size bolt did you order?
The old bolt was 0.694 inches and the new bolt ordered was 0.7005 inches. The new one is extremely tight but this is going to be a target rifle. Not sure it would be good for hunting - dirt may interfere with functioning.
 

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The old bolt was 0.694 inches and the new bolt ordered was 0.7005 inches. The new one is extremely tight but this is going to be a target rifle. Not sure it would be good for hunting - dirt may interfere with functioning.
What is the ID of the receiver?
 

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What is the ID of the receiver?

The only thing I received from taking it to the smith was what diameter bolt to order. Never provided any other information. After it was commented on that the plunger, etc. would have to be removed for head spacing I took the receiver and new bolt to the smith's place of business waiting for the new barrel.
 

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What is the ID of the receiver? Was back from the smith and he said the raceway was 0.7015 inches.
 

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What is the ID of the receiver? Was back from the smith and he said the raceway was 0.7015 inches.


That's a good fit. Don't lap it in, just shoot it and it will break in on its own. Use one of the synthetic lubricants that have better bonding abilities on the bolt until it gets broke in. after that any good gun oil will work as long as you don't over do it.

J E CUSTOM
 

merbeau

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That's a good fit. Don't lap it in, just shoot it and it will break in on its own. Use one of the synthetic lubricants that have better bonding abilities on the bolt until it gets broke in. after that any good gun oil will work as long as you don't over do it.

J E CUSTOM
Ok thanks for the suggestion and sounds like good plan.
 
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