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Thread: Panda bolts

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    Panda bolts

    I have a 2011 Panda that I want to get a different bolt for. Does an early 1989 vintage bolt fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaintwist View Post
    I have a 2011 Panda that I want to get a different bolt for. Does an early 1989 vintage bolt fit?
    Call up Kelbly's and see what they can do for you.

    Panda actions are easily altered and even a new bolt can be obtained.

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    One experience a few years ago.
    Paulette Truax was shooting next to me one year at Holton and she was either leading or very near the top. About the second relay on Saturday afternoon she said,” shxx I’ve been shooting all day with the wrong bolt”. “What do you think I should do?” I told her not to change a thing. She did just fine with the wrong bolt all day. I’d say they are nearly always interchangeable.

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    It is pretty rare that a bolt from one Panda action will not work in another Panda action. Give it a try and if bolt closes in other action, you should be fine. Only time bolt swap does not work is when you have 308 bolt face and try using it on PPC bolt face barrel. The bolt nose will touch barrel and that is not good for accurate rifle.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesakelbly View Post
    It is pretty rare that a bolt from one Panda action will not work in another Panda action. Give it a try and if bolt closes in other action, you should be fine. Only time bolt swap does not work is when you have 308 bolt face and try using it on PPC bolt face barrel. The bolt nose will touch barrel and that is not good for accurate rifle.

    Jim
    I can still call them up, give them the serial number of
    my Panda action, and have a new barrel in a few weeks.

    I screw the barrel on and everything is perfect.
    Right down to the barrel marking lining up correctly.

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