Originally Posted by webs
So I could buy basically any left handed magnum rifle and just have to throw on a new barrel to get the 300wsm caliber? How easy is it to change barrels on bolt action rifles?
Yes, it's that simple.
It takes me about 10 minutes to swap barrels. 15 if I'm going to a different bolt head.
Savage uses a barrel nut to set head space. To remove the nut you'll need a action wrench or barrel vise and a nut wrench.
Put the action or barrel in the vise. Give the nut wrench a sharp whack with a hammer. Unscrew the barrel.
Screw the new barrel onto a go-gauge or piece of fired and sized brass. Tighten the nut back down.
Put your scope and stock back on and go shoot.
You could be shooting a 223 and 15 minutes later be shooting a 338 Edge on the same action.
Savages are the easiest to find in lefty.