Flat Bolt Replacement/Synthetic Stock

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south_ridge

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I have a M77 Flat Bolt in .350 Remington Magnum. The factory stock is in nice shape, so I'm considering putting the rifle in a differnet stock in order to hunt it. Any suggestions?

I'm also wondering how similar the inletting is on a Flat Bolt as compared to a later tang safety M77 (especially for short actions). I have a few long action tang safety guns, but both of my short actions are Flat Bolts. So I don't have anything to compare it to. This may significantly limit my options.

Thanks,

SR
 

gunzo

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I'm not totally versed on tang safety models but am aware of most changes. That said, I don't know of any action/inletting changes within the series.

A call or email to the tech dept. of some of the larger, longest living aftermarket stock makers could get you an answer to this question.

A 350 flat bolt. Whew!. Before the internet it was probably the hardest to find Ruger of them all. Maybe still is. Enjoy it.
 

mcknight77

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I have swapped a few round bolt stocks onto flat bolt rifles. The only difference I've found is that the round bolt stocks need a minor bit of relieving in the bolt handle cutout to clear the flat bolt handle. I've had a couple of different stocks on my flat bolt M77RS .350RemMag but it's back in its original stock now. Short action round bolt stocks are usually available on eBay.
 

south_ridge

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Thanks for the input guys.

Funny thing about the .350 RM Flat Bolt. I found one online (GunsInternational, I think), and that shop actually had two of them. I think they also had 4 Winchester 71s at the time, and it wasn't like they had a ton of guns listed. That shop was in Traverse City, MI. They must like big thumpers up there.

SR
 
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