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Hello all, I have a model 700 in 7mag that I want to change over to 6.5 swede.Would it be too much trouble to modify the existing bolt for the .473 boltface,or is it even possible.I don't have a problem buying another bolt body,but if I don't have to i'd like to know.Thanks,Jim
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In the long run you'll be better off keeping the mag bolt and buying a used .473, or buy a new one from Dave Kiff at PT&G.
You can sell the mag bolt to recoup some of your money if you never figure you'll need it...
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For around $150-$200 any competent gun smith can install a bushing in your bolt face and then open it up to your desired cartridge and machine it for a Sako style extractor.
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Thanks guys,I sort of figured that it wasn't cost effective to machine my old bolt,I guess i'm just old school as to recycling my old iron if it makes sense.Jim