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Old February 6, 2013, 09:46 PM   #5
Join Date: August 23, 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 53
You could run into headspace problems installing a new bolt. If the headspace is short, that is easily solved with a .243 chambering reamer. But if it is excess, the barrel would have to be set back and with a pre-64 model that could create some problems with the stock bedding
Also, setting back the barrel would require timing of the sights and re-cutting of the breech cone and the extractor cut.
All do-able, but still a lot of work...

Hopefully his replacement bolt is close enough to the original bolt in headspace dimension.
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