I have been out of action for the past few months. Back in March I discovered the bolt face was cracked at the extractor. After some research I ordered a new bolt from PTG...after all, might as well upgrade. New bolt on the left with Sako extractor and the old bolt on the right.
I took the bolt and rifle to Bentwood Gunsmith to have it fitted and the work they did was excellent...as to be expected based upon the recommendations I received and work done by them in the past.
Then it was time for arts and crafts and time to break out the airbrush
Since the barrel was removed to fit the bolt, I had to go back to the range to rezero. Wasn't too bad and only took a few clicks to get back to zero. Conditions were windy but temperatures were relatively cool. The difference between the stock bolt and the hand fitted PTG bolt was night and day. The action is smooth as silk.