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rolly
09-25-2008, 1:33 PM
Hello,

This is for remington 700, 308:

What are the bolts available ? I saw some "jewel type" and they look good.
Outside the look, are they really better? what's the range price? where to buy them?

Thanks

Beelzy
09-25-2008, 1:37 PM
Bolts are mated to the rifle.

You can do your own "jeweling" with a pencil eraser in a drill with metal
polish.

FWIW, jeweled bolts are nice to look at, but that's about it.

rolly
09-25-2008, 1:37 PM
Bolts are mated to the rifle.

You can do your own "jeweling" with a pencil eraser in a drill with metal
polish.

FWIW, jeweled bolts are nice to look at, but that's about it.

thank you

Fjold
09-25-2008, 2:04 PM
Usually you just send your bolt out to a gunsmith or service that does this type of work all the time. It looks a lot better done on an indexing jig with lapping compound.

Google "Rifle bolt Jeweling"

Old timers used to call it "engine turning"

Vigilante
09-25-2008, 9:14 PM
jeweled bolts are nice to look at, but that's about it.

A gunsmith once told me that the original intention of jeweling was to better lubricate the bolt, but then people just liked the way that it looked. I don't know that it is true, but I certainly can't call him a liar.

BTW, using an eraser is ghetto. If you want it to look nice then I would recommend taking it to someone who knows what they are doing.

532Fastback
09-25-2008, 9:27 PM
nevermind

jandmtv
09-26-2008, 12:25 AM
the only bolt upgrade I would recommend would be a PTG bolt.

http://www.pacifictoolandgauge.com/products/parts/remington.htm

rolly
09-26-2008, 12:28 PM
the only bolt upgrade I would recommend would be a PTG bolt.

http://www.pacifictoolandgauge.com/products/parts/remington.htm

good link , thanks

rolly
09-26-2008, 12:29 PM
A gunsmith once told me that the original intention of jeweling was to better lubricate the bolt, but then people just liked the way that it looked. I don't know that it is true, but I certainly can't call him a liar.

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what i heard also...

BTW what oil do you guys use for lubricating bolt?

rolly
09-26-2008, 12:32 PM
Usually you just send your bolt out to a gunsmith or service that does this type of work all the time. It looks a lot better done on an indexing jig with lapping compound.

Google "Rifle bolt Jeweling"

Old timers used to call it "engine turning"

yep i teard about that...I do not believe in my skills to do it myself <--little piggy here

i checked prices for gunsmith ...wow from $35 to $150 (nice fat range!)