Fred Moreo over at Sharp Shooter Supply
is reputed to be pretty handy at fixing up a Savage action; If you go to www.savageshooters.com
and look thru the Articles page, I believe there is a photo tour of what all he does on a Savage action as far as trueing it up.
Question for about the Lilja barrels... I've been very interested in getting a Lilja barrel on my 6.5-08 XTC gun next time I need it rebarreled (Remington 700SA), but for an upcoming Savage 'project' gun I was kind of resigned to a Pac-Nor. Don't get me wrong, Pac-Nor's seem to work pretty darn nice for a lot of people, and that is what is currently on my 6.5-08. Just want to try the Lilja route. Unfortunately it doesn't appear that Lilja offers pre-threaded and chambered barrels like Pac-Nor and some other manufacturers? Seems like having to dispense w/ the barrel nut and having a 'traditional' gunsmith cut a shoulder on the barrel shank and headspace the barrel for you would kind of defeat a large part of the attraction (for me at least). Not saying that having a barrel mounted thus might not be the better way to go for 'ultimate' accuracy; but the Savages I've seen so far shot pretty well w/ the barrel nut and all.
[ 08-22-2004: Message edited by: milanuk ]