hey im looking into doing the whole savage swap barrel thing.
have been emailing a local gunsmith at true-flite barrels here in nz and he says that id be better of not using the whole barrel nut thing. imn going to include the emails ive been sending him and the replys i give.
kind of going crazy thinking bout it.
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You would still be better off without the barrel nut in a barrel swap situation, as we can mark both barrels to align with a mark on the underside of the receiver, in doing this you can gaurantee correct fitment every time. The only thing to consider is your extractor which I am not sure what model you have, but you need to be sure it will work on both calibres.
I realize that you can do the work nut i was aiming to have the option of swapping out the barrels myself. that way i can change between a .223 and .308. (changing the bolt face of course.
if you are in NZ you just need to send us your rifle and we will fit the barrel for you. We can true the receiver face, or not at your request.
Thats a shame because I was saving to get a barrel of you guys. Really would like a nz product and the option of changing out barrels myself.
Could a gun smith thread a barrel from you guys and make it into a savage drop in barrel. Or could there be a method of trueing the reciever face of a savage action so that a more accurate face is made and then still use the barrel nut. I dont really want to go full custom at the moment. Other wise id have a bernard action and one of you barrels being set up at the moment. Or the 700 action i have being worked on.
thanks for you knowledge
We have abandoned this plan for Savage prefits, as it has come to our attention that the savage receiver face that the barrel meshes with is apparently finished by holding the receiver in a jig, and it is then pushed into a linisher of sorts which creates a not-so-accurate face. In light of this, most people find it advantageous to accurise the receiver face and do away with the barrel nut, and resorting to a standard type barrel Tenon fit. The result is a much more accurate rig.
The cost of a .223 1-8" barrel is $540.00+gst for an Ultra Match.
I emailed you the other day asking about savage drop in barrels. i was wondering when you are likely to have the process up and running. i was also wondering how much a .223 rem barrel with a 1 in 8 twist would cost. Contoured in a varmit contour and of a length you deem suitable?