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Cleaning a Rifle Bolt
Too many hunters neglect the primary moving part of their bolt-action rifle: the bolt. That’s a mistake, because a malfunctioning bolt is one of the chief causes of rifle failure, especially in freezing weather. If you want your rifle to go boom instead of click at the moment of truth, you need to do more than squirt some protective lubricant on the exterior of the bolt every now and then. Proper bolt care starts with disassembly, not a bath in gun oil. To remove the bolt from a Mauser-type or Winchester Model 70 action with a three-position safety, close the bolt on an empty chamber, place the safety in the middle position, and remove the bolt. Next, depress the cocking piece lock button and unscrew the firing pin/cocking piece assembly. Breaking down a Remington 700 bolt is a bit more involved, but not difficult. The easiest way is to use the Kleinendorst Bolt Disassembly Tool, available from Brownells (www.brownells.com). Priced under $30, this tool simplifies removin... More

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Larry Teague / GunHunter Editor

Larry Teague

Larry Teague has been an outdoors writer and magazine editor for 35 years. He landed his first writing job, penning hunting and fishing reports for the Houston Post newspaper, in 1977. From 1980-1985, he was editor of Gulf Tide magazine, published by the Gulf Coast Conservation Association. For 12 years, Teague was editor of Southern Outdoors magazine, published by B.A.S.S. Inc. He also edited Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World magazine and numerous firearms books before becoming the founding editor of Buckmasters GunHunter Magazine in 2003.

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