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Old 07-31-2013, 12:03 PM
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338-06 Barrel for Savage

hey guys, I'm looking at buying a used savage 30-06 (found a good deal) but I already have 3 30-06's that my Grandfather's gave me so they are keepsakes and I don't want to alter them in any way. I was thinking of making a 338-06 but looking for barrels has been complicated. Does anybody know anywhere to get a good barrel? Possibly a whole kit that has no/go gauges, and a barrel nut wrench? I like the thought of a 338-06 and have done my research and I think it will do well for what I'm wanting to do with it. Let me know what you guys find and post some links. Thanks
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:32 PM
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Re: 338-06 Barrel for Savage

McGowen barrels says they have 338-06 available for $240.

Check with Dan.

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Old 07-31-2013, 02:07 PM
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Re: 338-06 Barrel for Savage

Shilen has them as well. Priced pretty much the same as McGowan. Gauges and barrel nut wrench can be had from Sinclair Int'l/Brownells or Midway USA.

I bought a Shilen 338-06 barrel a couple years back and used it last season, very accurate and a real simple process to switch out barrels!!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:17 PM
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Re: 338-06 Barrel for Savage

Thanks I'll check those out
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:59 AM
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Re: 338-06 Barrel for Savage

Forgot to mention, you'll probably want to order a barrel vise (I use the wheeler engineering vise) and some rosin as well. They can be had from the same place as the gauges and wrench. The rosin will keep the barrel from slipping in the wooden block when removing the factory barrel from the action.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:26 PM
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Re: 338-06 Barrel for Savage

Well so far everyone I have contacted has given me a ridiculous waiting period. Does anybody know where they have any barrels ready to ship in 338-06? I bought the Savage 110 and I'm itching to get my barrel ordered. Also while I'm still looking for this barrel what all calibers could I get a barrel for and just switch them out with this gun? Like I said its a Savage 110 long action 30-06. Can anybody list the calibers that all I would have to do is change out the barrel?
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:00 PM
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Re: 338-06 Barrel for Savage

Here are some of the cartridges with the .473" case head:

.24*, .260*, 7mm-08, .308, .358 Win -(based off the .308 Win case).

.25-06*, .270, .280&, .30-06*, .338-06, .35 Whelen - (based off the .30-06 case).

.22-250 Rem*
6mm Rem*
240 Weatherby Mag.
.250 Savage
.257 Roberts*
6.5-284Norma
6.5-06*
7X57Mauser*
.284Win
.300Savage
8X57 JS Mauser
8mm-06

'bout all I can come up with, I'm sure there's probably more. The * listed behind the cartridges above also have an Ackley Improved (40 degree shoulder) version available. Hope this helps. JohnnyK.
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