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Take it to a gunsmith and have the head space set if a different bolt is installed...things can go bad in a hurry
 

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After some research I found that the Remington 783 uses the same Bolt head as the Marlin X7.
Since I just happen to also have a 783 in 7mm Rem Mag, I did a quick check, and they look the same, so I tried it in the XL7, slid right in, closed, and the bolt handle even lined up.

I know the head is wrong for a 270, but it does confirm the general function.

I just picked up a bolt for a 270/30-06 out of a 783.

I also know about head spacing, but good idea to warn people.
 
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