So I know I'm relatively new here, but I enjoy longrange shooting and the art within. I am by no means an expert, and I do by no means have an un ending supply of money for my hobby. So let me tell you my experiment to be. First I researched switch barrel firearms and was led to the savage door. What a versatile rifle isnt it? Well there is a problem. I dont like savage actions. I am a remington man by heart and as so I dont have a very expansive gun cabinet. I do have a piece together LTR. I say piece together because it started as a standard SPS. Later I added the .308 fluted 20'' barrel and then and HS precision stock. So it is my piece together. See picture below.
Sorry about the quality.
Anyway I wanted the versatility of the Savage rifle but with the remington action and with research galore here is what I find.
My first Remington switch barrel rifle - Sniper's Hide Forums
The rem nut offered by PacNor
Custom rifle barrels for varmint hunters to serious benchrest shooters. PAC-NOR Barreling, Inc. - Precision Rifle Barrels - Pac-Nor.com
This barrel nut is pretty much the same as a savage nut, only it is threaded for Remington barrels 1 and 1/16 tpi by 60 I believe. Dont shoot me if I'm wrong
It uses the standard savage barrel nut wrench that can easily and cheaply be purchased at
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Now for the source of my barrels. Well for some reason remmy take off barrels are here and there every now and then, but the issue here is cost. Since I will have to have the shoulders machined off of the barrels and then the threads run out I have to keep costs in mind. I do some calling around to the local gunsmiths in the area that arent privy to the knowledge of what I want to do and one smith requests $40 dollars for used take offs and $65 for new take offs. Well adding machine costs into that I'm starting to get higher budgeted. So I keep calling. Low and behold I reach local gunsmith (John Smith) John says sure I can keep the better barrels for you that I take off. I just cut them up and throw them to scrap anyway. I hook john on saving some for me by stating I will pay him a couple of bucks for the efforts, and deal is done. That was today. Hopefully I can keep you guys informed on the process and how it eventually shoots when I can piece it all together. Overall I am very excited to have the ability of a switchbarrel gun that I wont be afraid to burn barrels out on and can easily change myself.
If you guys have any similar experiences I would love to hear about them or any advice I would love to hear that as well. It will take some time so dont expect a range report tomorrow.