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Thread: Lost bolt for a Howa/Wetherby .308

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    Lost bolt for a Howa/Wetherby .308

    My friend has lost his bolt from his .308 stainless Weatherby. I understand they're the same as a Howa? Are these easy/affordable to get or is a whole new rifle more realistic?

    No one has one lying around by chance? There's still a chance he will find it though.

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    Pacific tool and gauge ?

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    Seriously, how many people lose their bolts? Its almost a joke.
    What are they doing? Rifle in safe, but bolt in a cupboard draw?

    Or is this losing the bolt when hunting? I've been hunting with someone who did that, rifle over shoulder, bolt open rattling about , bolt release banged against his day pack strap and it fell out.
    After back tracking back down the Urutawa hillside following our exact tracks, lucky for him I saw it sitting in the stream.



    My bolt action bolts are kept in the seperate locked compartment of safe, when the rifle comes out, bolt goes in and doesn't come out until the rifle is going back in the safe.
    Only exception if I'm at a public hut and then I'll put the bolt in my bum bag pocket.
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    The price of the Howa it is probably more cost effective to get a new rifle. Could maybe get one with the same action in a different calibre and get the 308 head spaced to match the new bolt; share the bolt between rifles. Could go for more of a varmint round 243 or something smaller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    Seriously, how many people lose their bolts? Its almost a joke.
    What are they doing? Rifle in safe, but bolt in a cupboard draw?

    Or is this losing the bolt when hunting? I've been hunting with someone who did that, rifle over shoulder, bolt open rattling about , bolt release banged against his day pack strap and it fell out.
    After back tracking back down the Urutawa hillside following our exact tracks, lucky for him I saw it sitting in the stream.



    My bolt action bolts are kept in the seperate locked compartment of safe, when the rifle comes out, bolt goes in and doesn't come out until the rifle is going back in the safe.
    Only exception if I'm at a public hut and then I'll put the bolt in my bum bag pocket.
    Tikka?

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    Don't think my bolt will be knocked out anytime soon eh @Hunt4life ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chop3r View Post
    Tikka?
    I think it was a plasticy Remington 770 or something.
    I only noticed the bolt because I stood on it.
    He was a very lucky boy that day, as I also guided him to his first deer 100m from the hut longdrop!
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    hi, new from sports store $650 Howe do I know got an action from a guy who had lost his bolt cheap howa for me
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    Rifles often get stolen without a bolt (locked away somewhere else) - but then I'm a suspicious bastard. Not casting doubts on anyone here - just sayin'.
    Everyone is entitled to their own stupid opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lentil View Post
    Rifles often get stolen without a bolt (locked away somewhere else) - but then I'm a suspicious bastard. Not casting doubts on anyone here - just sayin'.
    Yep I'm the same, but I knew him when he got the rifle and was with him when he lost it, and he is one of the most honest persons I know.

    I always believe I'm being lied too until proven otherwise, I'm just so used to getting lied to.

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    Im sure @Philipo will lend you his one indefinately
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    FYI, the weatherby vanguard bolts are actually a bit different to the Howa ones, and will not drop straight in. I have had to modify a few Howa ones to fit the vanguards for guys who had lost them. Job usually done for insurance company. Main difference is in the extraction cam area. When H&F had the wby agency parts supply was problematic. Steve Collings has the agency now, so hoping that parts supply and availability should improve. Not sure if he has any bolts in stock yet, but I did suggest it to them last year when they were asking about what they should be keeping on hand for service/spares, etc.

    Dean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neckshot View Post
    Im sure @Philipo will lend you his one indefinately
    You such funny man hohoho FYM
    Shoot it, root it & then BBQ it !!!

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    Well it turns out it was in my bag for some strange reason, and I had a little too much time on my hands.

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    Classic.
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