Well, I've learned that there are different Bolt face diameters. I need a 223 size head. HMMMM, might have to punt back to a larger round/ barrel.I am changing a Rem 722 to a 223 from a 308. IT' s not extracting the cartridge. Is the bolt face the wrong size?
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Thanks for all the information, there is a lot for me to research. are you allowed to mention your books? thanks.David - the Rem 700 bolt handles are soldered on. Quite sturdy and failure is very rare if at all. Would the Army or USMC have had their actions for sniper rifles if they were bad?
You can replace rhe bolt handle but you should make a heat sink that'll screw into the bolt body so you can weld a new one on.
I attended Trinidad after I retired. Prior to that I enrolled in 8 classes at Lassen's NRA summer school and most factory armorer schools. I still take a class now and then and sometimes its at the NMLRA Gunbuilders' workshop at WKU (Bowling Green, KY). Most of the time after graduation I write and have four books since graduation.
never heard of modifying a bolt head by soldering. A low temp material in a place subjected to maximum pressures. Sounds a weeee bit unsafe. good luckBolt heads can be modified. While I didn't like it, I made a sleeve that I soldered onto a Rem 700 bolt face and then milled out the side for a Sako type extractor.