Re: My Project Savage .338/.300RUM
Nice looking rifle, bet she will be a hammer for sure.
If this Savage was orignially a RUM chambered receiver, please keep a close eye on the barrel lock nut. I have seen these actually crack on the RUM chambered Savage rifles as the barrel shank is machined larger with the RUM chamberings. As such the barrel lock nut is thinner and if overtightened they can crack under the strain of shooting.
If this happens, not only will headspace increase which is certainly bad, but the recoil lug will loosen up as well as it is positioned between the receiver and the lock nut.
If this happens, the stock and everything will be beat to hell with in just a couple rounds and generally will ruin most of the rifle system.
It is for this reason that I remove this barrel lock nut system, especially on the RUM rounds and my Allen Magnum wildcats and fit the barrel via the Rem 700 design.
Just something to keep a VERY close eye on.
Let us know how she shoots.
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