Originally Posted by MTBULLET
have you ever used BERGARA?
They use the "savage" style nut, so all that's required are basic tools and go/no go gages. The bbl's are flawless with mirror smooth bore, and are much easier to do than all the lathe (which I have and use) work.
I have not used Bergara. So, I can't say one way or the other. I wasn't aware (or had forgotten) they had the barrel nut option. That's a nice option for do-it-yourself-ers that don't own a Savage.
If all you want to do is replace a barrel and want to do it yourself, then that seems like an option. And, if your action is pretty true, then you might get excellent results.
However, to be assured of good results, you need tools to measure and attention to detail.
On the other hand, I do beleive that even the best tools in the wrong hands will underperform.
You get what you pay for. (or, maybe not)