Barrel block/clamp questions
I'm thinking I can save money and create several solutions by converting my Savage long action (300 WM) F-class,Tactical, hunting rifle to a barrel clamp set up. I'm wanting to rebarrel to a 32" barrel. I know my old two screw 110 action is not very rigid. So between what I already have on hand to work with and being a machinist I think A barrel block set up would be the way to go. My stock is big enough to accept inletting for the block, I have the action and it's a proven shooter. The block would negate the receiver's lacking rigidity
I dont have much money but can save a heap as I'm a machinist.
So any way I have been looking on the net for info on barrel blocks/clamps. I need any links & info I can get. I have questions:
1. does a barrel block system still use a recoil lug or is clamping pressure high enough to overcome recoil forces? or is a shoulder turned on the barrel to act as a recoil lug of sorts on the front end of the block?
2. how big does it need to be? (Length primarily) LxWxH?
I figure I will machine the block out of Aluminum. What series of Aluminum do you guys recommend?
Thanks so much,
-Tres @ WildernessMeans.com
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