THE LAW M704 ACTION
Each LAW M704
Controlled Round Feed (CRF) action is machined on state-of-the-art CNC machines from chrome moly steel then Rockwell hardened to 40C. These round-bodied actions, which are more desirable for bedding purposes, are available in both short and long action lengths handling cartridges from the .22-250 Remington all the way up to the massive .458 Lott.
The LAW M704 rifle action is a state of the art, modern-day true
controlled round feed system. The action was designed to close the bolt with a round in the chamber requiring minimal effort. A heavy-duty spring loaded pivoting extractor and mechanical ejector ensure positive feed and extraction even under the most severe conditions. With the CRF feature, cartridges from the magazine box slide under the extractor, holding the round from the beginning of the feed cycle and controlling its complete path all the way into the breech and eventual extraction and ejection upon firing. As the cartridge is pushed forward, up and out of the magazine, the case rim slides into the slotted bolt-face rim and is held firmly as it chambers. Most significantly, unlike a traditional Mauser claw, when the M704 bolt is closed, the bolt face rotates around the cartridge and supports it underneath. A large claw shaped extractor is actually part of the bolt face rim. In combination with the precision designed follower described below, this system creates a modern, state of the art truly controlled round feed of the cartridges.
This is absolutely the most desirable and time proven feeding system available today and is a must for any serious dangerous game hunting.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
- Bolt raceways are
multi-step broached giving a superior finish for smoother, more reliable
- The face of the
action is machined concentric to the axis of the bolt during production enhancing
precision accuracy. Bolt lugs are precisely mated to the lug seats in the
action to create even and consistent bolt contact.
- The LAW M704 bolt
and handle are machined from solid bar stock with 2 opposed locking lugs and a
90-degree bolt lift. Gas vents on bottom of bolt body and front right side of
receiver ring safely protect the shooter in the event of a ruptured case. The
bolt body features a distinctive spiral fluting which enhances smooth bolt
cycling. The rear of the bolt encompasses a tactile cocking indicator.
- Each LAW M704
action uses a unique custom machined reverse round follower. This design
enhances reliable feeding and eliminates the common “bolt/follower” drag
associated with other style followers used by other manufacturers. All cartridges
are aligned with the chamber in the same way each time as they rise out of the
magazine ensuring uniform chambering which contributes to accuracy.
- In addition, by
eliminating the long rotating claw extractor common on conventional controlled round
feed actions, the M704 action has fewer contacting parts which results in
dramatically smoother bolt cycling.
- Receiver thread
pitch is 1-1/16 x 16 TPI.
- A precision ground
and laser cut .250” heavy duty recoil lug is available separately and used for maximum strength and
reliability. Action face and recoil lug are indexed with a detent pin for
- A distinctively
small unobtrusive external bolt release is located on left side of rear
receiver ring allowing for instant and simple bolt removal, yet easily
accessible with gloves on.
- The very desirable
three position M-70 style swing safety is installed making for the most
reliable safety system available. The full rearward position locks the bolt
handle and firing pin, the middle position locks the firing pin, but allows the
bolt to cycle for easy loading or unloading without completely disengaging the
safety. Forward position is fire. The safety is precision machined on all
critical angles and contact points making it positive, smooth and silent for
- No tools are needed
for instant removal of firing control system due to the innovative “bayonet”
style bolt shroud. This makes for fast and easy cleaning in the field.
- A precision
machined aluminum trigger guard and one-piece straddle floor plate with an
inside the bow release lever completes the bottom metal. The magazine box
length allows for long seating of bullets with all cartridges — standard
magazine box dimensions!
- All actions are
drilled and tapped for heavy duty 8-40 threads offering maximum strength for
scope mounting. Aluminum scope bases, capable of
accommodating both Weaver and Picatinny rings, are available separately.