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dhawkins
12-04-2009, 7:34 PM
Hi there. I had sent my bolt assembly out to have fluted and it was lost in the mail (unfortunately wife didn't insure it either). This is for a Remington 700 LTR chambered in .308. Now I need a replacement bolt, bolt handle and knob and firing pin. A few questions:

1) Does anyone know where I can get a Remington 700 SA (.308) bolt assembly? I found a kind of beat up one on gun broker, but would prefer something new that I could just plug into my set up.

2) I like this Pacific Tool bolt - would this just plug and play or would it need some headspacing, etc.? http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=636400

3) I like the David Tubb and other styles of Pacific Tool bolts, but they are quite expensive and require some gunsmithing. Related to this:
a) is it worth it to use one of these aftermarket deals?; and
b) does anyone know of a competent local gunsmith that could be used (would rather not ship it).

Any help you could provide would be well appreciated. Happy holidays!

buffybuster
12-04-2009, 8:16 PM
Any replacement bolt, whether factory OEM or aftermarket WILL REQUIRE headspace to be checked with GO/NOGO gages.

Contact Remington. They may be able to refer you to a factory authorized gunsmith. Or Bolsa Gunsmithing in Westminster can probably set you up.

swerv512
12-04-2009, 8:17 PM
a buddy of mine lost his bolt to his 700 (well- he thought he did at least). he contacted remington and they said they contract bolts to PTG. in order to get a new bolt from pacific tool he had to ship the rifle to them so they can assure correct headspace. it came back quickly and then he found his old bolt...
my suggestion is to get a tubbs or similiar firing pin assembly for quicker lockdown time = better accuracy and easy fix...

Mesa Defense
12-04-2009, 9:52 PM
Call Randy at RD Precesion.

R & D Precision
942 S. DODSWORTH AVE
GLENDORA, CA 91740

Phone: (626) 806-4389
Email: RDPrecision@verizon.net

http://www.rdprecision.net/index.html

A very nice guy and very experienced. He's the one.

m24armorer
12-04-2009, 10:11 PM
a buddy of mine lost his bolt to his 700 (well- he thought he did at least). he contacted remington and they said they contract bolts to PTG. in order to get a new bolt from pacific tool he had to ship the rifle to them so they can assure correct headspace. it came back quickly and then he found his old bolt...
my suggestion is to get a tubbs or similiar firing pin assembly for quicker lockdown time = better accuracy and easy fix...


If it's 308 I'll buy his old bolt.......

swerv512
12-06-2009, 8:59 PM
^^^
no dice- i did enquire for you...

crin63
12-07-2009, 6:16 AM
For gunsmithing check with Merlyn Rifleworks / Gruning Precision in Riverside. The turnaround time was pretty good a few weeks when they did my 700.

Talk to Dan, he's a great guy to deal with and handles all the business end for both Merlyn & Gruning.

Merlyn Rifleworks
http://rifleworks.com/
(951) 352-4570

Gruning Precision
http://www.gruningprecision.com/2007_gruning_website_004.htm