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Old 03-24-2012, 06:21 PM
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This site is costing me Money=customizing

it's all the fault of the folks on this site.

First it was switching which stock from Stockade I'm going to get, now it's pricing up multiple new barrels and a new bolt so I can make my rifle into a heavy barrel switch barrel rifle, and upgrading my bolt handle.

Looking at getting 2 McGowen barrels one in .308 to replace my factory barrel, and another one in 300WSM to make my rifle into a real switch barrel rifle, one that I can hunt with at longer range.

anyone have any suggestions/advice on doing this? The rifle is a Savage 11 that I have been slowly turning into my own creation.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: This site is costing me Money=customizing

Simple!

Got buckshot??

Shoot the computer!!
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:54 PM
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Re: This site is costing me Money=customizing

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Simple!

Got buckshot??

Shoot the computer!!

Hahahahaha!
Great answer!
Emn83, your thread title implies you seem to think your alone here.....
Not hardly! You just gotta look at it differently. Look how much your equipment has improved, & how far your range has been extended by being coaxed out of your comfort zone by fellow members on this site.... Trust me, if you look at it $$$ wise you'll just cry.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:19 PM
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Re: This site is costing me Money=customizing

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Simple!

Got buckshot??

Shoot the computer!!
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Hahahahaha!
Great answer!
Emn83, your thread title implies you seem to think your alone here.....
Not hardly! You just gotta look at it differently. Look how much your equipment has improved, & how far your range has been extended by being coaxed out of your comfort zone by fellow members on this site.... Trust me, if you look at it $$$ wise you'll just cry.
My title was supposed to be tongue in cheek...guess it didn't work. This site has really gotten me to think about stretching how far I can take my .308, and also making it into 2 rifles in 1 with buying 2 barrels and another bolt. Never thought I'd find it this addictive...I also just bought my first reloading set up so I can start making rounds specifically for my rifle. Hopefully will finally get it out past 2oo yards this summer. My goal is actually to have a 300 yard zero, so I can shoot out to that distance with minimal adjustment, but still have enough to take my .308 out to 1k for shooting targets, if I want
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:52 PM
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Re: This site is costing me Money=customizing

Here's an idea, but kind of defeats the purpose of the barrel nut. But I like the concept and has got my creative juices flowing. I saw on accurateshooter.com where a guy used Savage actions for this setup. However, he mates the barrel to the action just like any other action. He sets the heads spacing off the bolt head and sets the threads accordingly. The difference is that cuts a hex nut type slots on the end of the barrel. He can put a wrench on the flats at the end of the barrel and screw them in and out at will never needing to set his head space again. All he has to do is then change bolts to match what ever caliber barrel he screws on. I wish I could find the article, but it is eluding me at the moment.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:16 AM
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Re: This site is costing me Money=customizing

Great...now the barrel list is up to 3 possible brands...Looking at McGowen, Shilen, and Criterion,

Just did the total cost on the rifle so far:

Rifle: $460
Stock:$260
Buckmasters scope: $300
EGW base: $40
Weaver Rings: $32
Trigger: :75

Total: $1167

Figure another $300 for the barrel when I decide on that


LOL...good thing it's all on My Cabela's card and I get Estatements the wife doesn't see.


Any opinions on the barrels?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:12 AM
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Criterion have a good following. You may want to look into Lothar Walther. That is what I run. They use a 550 stainless which is harder than the 416SS they use here in the states. It's made in Germany. Takes 6-8 weeks to come in. Obermyer is another to look into.
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