Originally Posted by J E Custom
I think I would use stainless or Chrome Moly for the barrel nut because of the thread strength and the same coefficient of expansion as the barrel and the action. (Heating and cooling could cause the
nut to loosen)
There are less critical areas to shed weight (Scopes weigh 1 and 1/2 to 3 pounds difference and would be a better place to save weight IMO.
Just my opinion. Better to be safe than sorry.
J E CUSTOM
You are spot on but too soft in your words. It's flat a bad idea!
The temperature coefficient difference between barrel/action and nut is significant.
Why would one want to barrel nut a Rem action anyway? If a switch bbl setup is the goal, I see no problem with going nut less. The bbl doesn't have to be "that" tight. Use your personal definition of "that"...