Bolt Face Help PLEASE!!!

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Airdale, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Airdale

    Airdale Member

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    OK I was all set to go for a 6 X 55 swede build but up comes a question about bolt faces for the slighty larger Swede. Question, if I get a 30 06 donor will it work with the Swede cartridge? Is it a big deal?

    Or should I just make life easier and go with the 6.5 Creedmoor?

    The build is for the wife and I want it to be smooth operating and trouble free (not to mention purdy).

    TIA guys
  2. oneoldsap

    oneoldsap New Member

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    You'll need to open the face a tad . How much work it is depends some on what action you intend to use !
  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    In spite of a lot of writing and agonizing, the rim diameter difference is really quite small. The 6.5x55 will fit nicely into most bolts made for the .30-'06, .308 Winchester, and 8mm Mauser families. (FWIW, I just tried a 6.5x55 round in three Mausers, an M1903, and a Remington 700 in .30-'06. The 6.5x55 was snug in the Remington bolt face, had plenty of room in the others.)

    Jim
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