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Re: Possible head space issues

It kinda seems you may have two problems, being able to turn the case and only chamber in one spot seems like a egged chamber and the threads being of would cause an accuracy issue because when the barrel nut is tightened it would torque the barrel in relation to the action putting all kinds of stress on things.
Could the barrel be tweeked enough to actually allow the case head to be that far out of square that is seems like an egged chamber but you actually have a long side and a short side causing head space problems in one area?
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    It appears that you do have a out of round chamber according to your test. If the threads were cut out of round to the bore then when tightening the barrel nut your not getting even contact between the receiver face, recoil lug and barrel nut more than likely creating some stress. It sound sas if the whole barrel is jacked up. Rather than spend time beating your head against a wall trying to make it shoot I'd tear the barrel off and get a good aftermarket barrel for it and go from there.
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    Bummer, burn it out on varmints !!
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    Re: Possible head space issues

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    It appears that you do have a out of round chamber according to your test. If the threads were cut out of round to the bore then when tightening the barrel nut your not getting even contact between the receiver face, recoil lug and barrel nut more than likely creating some stress. It sound sas if the whole barrel is jacked up. Rather than spend time beating your head against a wall trying to make it shoot I'd tear the barrel off and get a good aftermarket barrel for it and go from there.

    +1

    If you can't rotate the brass without it not chambering you
    need to stop wasting your time and money. also it looks like the chamber is loose (To large)
    near the case head because of the ring on the case near the back.

    Shillen sells pre chambered barrels for the Savage and with the cost of ammo/components to
    load it will be paid for in no time.

    There are other barrel makers that sell pre chambered barrels also.

    This is a very accurate round and should shoot well under 1 MOA with a good barrel and
    chamber.

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