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Savage Bolt problem?
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 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2016 04:35 PM
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I purchased a Savage bolt action .223 Rem with a thumb hole stock, it is stamped M-25 .223Rem on the barrel.
When cycling the bolt, it binds excessively where the lever arm meets the bolt because it's loose.  Is there a way to tighten the wobble out of the mount by taking the bolt apart?
This rifle is a tack driver and short of purchasing another bolt for it, I don't know what to do.
Could a gunsmith cure the problem?



 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2016 05:04 PM
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I don't have a fix for your problem, but Savage bolts are pretty easy to take apart. Lots of YouTube videos on how to do it.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2016 05:23 PM
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Or, send a PM to SavageShooter, he's certifiable on all things Savage.



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 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2016 06:26 PM
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All my bolt handles fit tight no slop or play.
I would contact savage and possibly send the bolt assembly to them if taking it apart and inspecting and sciencing things out does not fix it.

Last edited on Wed Oct 26th, 2016 06:28 PM by swampratt



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You have a model 25 light weight varminter. That bolt assembly is way different than a model 10/110 bolt. That bolt handle "SHOULD" be part of the bolt body. They are welded on or machined as part of the bolt body.

I don't suppose you can take a picture and post it could you?


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I see the newer Model 25's are not part of the bolt body. Like the attached pic. Is this what you have?

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Last edited on Wed Oct 26th, 2016 07:43 PM by SavageShooter



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SavageShooter wrote: You have a model 25 light weight varminter. That bolt assembly is way different than a model 10/110 bolt. That bolt handle "SHOULD" be part of the bolt body. They are welded on or machined as part of the bolt body.

I don't suppose you can take a picture and post it could you?


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I see the newer Model 25's are not part of the bolt body. Like the attached pic. Is this what you have?
No, I have the newer Model and the handle is different. I fixed the problem by tightening the handle. Took the bolt apart and added a drop of LockTite. I also lightly polished the sharp edge the handle was catching on.  I think that's why it worked loose in the first place. Works fine now. 



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Good to hear you got it fixed.
That may help others that may have an issue like yours.



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