Re: Take Down Rifle, 308 win
You really dont need anything close to what rem puts on their rifles, factory specs are set up for lawyers and such, properly fitted rifle barrels dont need masive torque. There are lots of switch barrel guns out there that use hand pressure to set the barrels. Now when you get into a very heavy caliber you will need more Ft # to hold the bbl in the threads to keep from shooting loose, but that is a different situation. This can't shoot loose because the bbl is locked in place once its installed. I had a 220 swift built many years ago on a pre 64 win action, it had a 1.200" straight bbl, it was built for Pdogs. One day i discovered the barrel was only hand tight, i was a bit concerned, but it still shot .100 groups so i didnt mess with it. Most of my customs have 40-60 ft pounds on the bbls, these are large cases, 338-408 stuff.
Take down rifles might not be quite as acurate as a std rifle, but that remains to be seen. This particular build was made for 200yd shooting. The main thing i want to see how it groups... from removing the barrel and re installing.
I built a rifle back in the 80's for a guy, he wanted a rifle set with two calibers, 25-06 and 300 win mag. It wasn't really a take down rifle but a switch gun. It was made from a 98 mauser, woodstock, two separate bolts and two identical contoured barrels. The barrels were hand tightened and a lock screw was installed in the action. The gun would hold sub moa groups with both barrels.