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Offline Jayhawker

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Chamfered Bolt Mod
« on: September 08, 2019, 12:26:27 AM »
In a previous thread Charles McKinley recommended that I go to Rimfire Central and read about the chamfered bolt modification. So I did. Here is the link.

I don't have a disk sander, but I was going to get one and do it. I wanted to get an used bolt to to do it to first, in case I messed it up. So I went to the place where I always go to by used gun parts, Ebay. They had some really gnarly ones for $40 delivered. They looked like they were recovered from a land fill. Ebay recommended the JWH basic bolt. It has a radiused back edge, so it's going to impact the hammer at the same point as the Rimfire Central Chamfer modification. 

After figuring tool costs and other, buying a JWH basic bolt was by far the most cost effective option and is also the lazy way to go. So I did it.

I put 170 rounds through my rifle (with the JWH basic bolt installed) today using CCI SV and had ZERO malfunctions.

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Re: Chamfered Bolt Mod
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2019, 02:32:18 AM »
I did mine, radius and polish many years ago.
No regrets.
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Re: Chamfered Bolt Mod
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2019, 02:37:09 PM »
I shot another 176 rounds today with one stovepipe.

The running total is 346 rounds fired and one stovepipe.
« Last Edit: September 08, 2019, 04:31:19 PM by Jayhawker »

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Re: Chamfered Bolt Mod
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2019, 08:30:20 PM »
Good information!
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Re: Chamfered Bolt Mod
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2019, 09:36:05 PM »
One of my 10/22’s got a chamfered bolt so I could cycle sub sonic ammo.
Works great too. 👍
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Re: Chamfered Bolt Mod
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 11:14:28 PM »
Another 253 rounds with two stove pipes this weekend. Then, I gave my rifle a good scrubbing.

The running total is 599 rounds of CCI SV fired and three stove pipes with the radiused bolt back.

I'm pretty sure that I had more frequent stove pipes using CCI MINI MAGS with the stock bolt configuration.

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