Thanks a lot. That was very helpful I have a pretty good understanding of what I am doing but I am a professional gunsmith by no means. I will probably end up buying the new bolt. And have to find a good local gunsmith.
Another question: is there any other short action calibers I should consider besides a 7wsm? My buddy got me going on this whole idea he is building a 6.5 stw Out of a Mauser. But I don't want to get a caliber that is really expensive and/or impossible to get. I know the 6.5 is a good long range caliber but some of the 7mm bullets I see out there now have pretty high BC's.