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Unread 07-25-2008, 10:58 AM
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Barrel Swapping

How feasable would it be to swap barrels? For instance, if I had a 27" 300 mag set up for deer and elk huning and I wanted a 24" 375 to hunt bear in Alaska, could I swap barrels back and forth and maintain accuracy and POI? Would there be a way to reset the barrel consistantly?

I see some obvious advantages to this if it could work well, one being same trigger, same stock fit, same feel, same scope picture although might have to do a scope swap for Alaskan bear hunting.
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    Unread 07-25-2008, 03:11 PM
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    It's certainly doable, and done regularly. You need to make sure your contour for each barrel will fit the stock you're using and clear your scope.

    If you use an action that requires a shoulder on the barrel to lock against the recoil lug it will "reset" on its own, if you go with a Savage that locks with the barrel nut you'll want your own headspace guage to reset it accurately every time.

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    An easy way to do it in the field is to get a Sauer 202......;)
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    An easy way to do it in the field is to get a Sauer 202......;)
    Good point but I'm working with an M77 action and dont think I'll need to do any field changes.
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    Unread 07-25-2008, 07:51 PM
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    Montanarifleman it is most certainly doable. However my suggestion is to contact Mark Lammers at LOSOK custom arms. He is working on a switch barrel mauser action that should be up and ready to run in next few months. I have some of Marks work and it is nothing short of outstanding. If you would like his contact information you can either get it off his site or shoot me a message and I'll get it to you.
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    Unread 07-26-2008, 06:37 AM
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    Swapping barrels is not a problem if you have a pinned recoil lug or an action with an intergral lug (like a surgeon). I've had swap barrels on Remington, Nesika, Barnard, and Surgeon (short action) rifles. The Rem, Nesika and Barnard all had pinned lugs, so it was not a problem to put it in the barrel vice, turn off the old barrel and turn and torque on the new on and take it to the range.

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    I do it all of the time--no problem..
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