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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,879 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    The big difference with going Baja in a Bug is that it doesn't place a 50,000+PSI cartridge next to your head.  I guess Remington figured that if only the locking lugs held, and EVERYTHING ELSE failed, they were still making money on the deal.
    Ahh, they had  recall for a bad trigger and this abortion has three locking lugs. Your not making me feel better.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • ThatPunkGirlThatPunkGirl Posts: 7 New Member
    knitepoet said:
    Isn't that the one with the pressed in barrel?

    The production run was short, partly because of Rem's impending  bankruptcy but mainly because, IMO, they were JUNK from the get go
    What does it mean when a firearm has a pressed in barrel?

  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,648 Senior Member
    edited April 8 #34
    Instead of being threaded and screwed in, it is pressed in with hydraulic presses
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  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,879 Senior Member
    It's a cheaper way of installing a barrel into the action, the place where the bolt is contained. The bolt removes a spent cartridge,load s a new cartridge and contains the firing pin (makes the rifle fire). It also has protrusions (lugs) that help contain the gas pressure where it belongs. The rifle we're talking about is an inexpensively built rifle. Though safe to use it's not the most accurate or trouble free rifle and thus wasn't produced very long. 
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,879 Senior Member
    OK the new stock arrived today and it's good. is there a machinist on this site that could make a new bolt release lever? Any idea what it would cost?
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,879 Senior Member
    Bubba's 710 is repaired. I bought another stock for $35 shipped put it didn't fit. Evidently there were changes made in the stock. After some careful examination I found the problem areas, broke out the Dremel tool and went to work. After 15 minutes I had the action fitting tight into the stock. The bolt release spring is held into place by the stock and the modification I made added pressure to the bottom of the spring where there's more material in the stock to resist the pressure. The result, a stiffer bolt release lever that stops the bolt correctly. I took it to the kid (32) who owns it , a good man with a wife and four daughters living on his income, he was very excited and grateful. I still have the original stock and will repair it when I need something to tinker with it. I'll continue to look for another bolt release lever. If I find one I'd like to have it heat treated or better still have another made with better material. 

    He's a good man and neighbor. A renter who tends his yard and is making improvements on the house he lives in. His daughters are adorable and well behaved. I couldn't ask for a better neighbor and when I look at him I see my broke butt years ago. This rifle was given to him because it had problems that his father didn't want to deal with and bought a Savage. The look on his face was worth the money, research \nd work. It is in giving that we receive.

    The selfish side; I love a challenge and tinkering on guns.



    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,379 Senior Member
    Very nice of you. Sometimes a smile is payment enough for helping someone out  👍
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  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,724 Senior Member
    Good man!
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,824 Senior Member
    Good on you.  I would have just dropped the $ on a Savage Axis for him before going through all that though.... :D
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,087 Senior Member
    A good neighbor is worth more than a good gun.
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,379 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    OK the new stock arrived today and it's good. is there a machinist on this site that could make a new bolt release lever? Any idea what it would cost?
    Now that he is back, I would contact @Justsomedude , he may be able to make what you need
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,879 Senior Member
    edited April 10 #43
    Michakav said:
    Good on you.  I would have just dropped the $ on a Savage Axis for him before going through all that though.... :D
    His father bought a Savage and gave him this POS.

     As a side bar I gave up on the idea of bedding and floating this rifle. The action doesn't have a recoil lug. There is a bar of steel set in the stock that fits into a slot in the barrel. There is a screw in through stock on ether side of the steel block, one attaches to the action the other the barrel. This was Remington's idea of a recoil lug and an attempt to keep the barrel in the action. A third attaches to the tang. Like I said before the stock puts pressure on the bolt release lever, that's why the stock cracked. The action and barrel were fit into the stock like a spandex suit for a reason.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
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