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Old 02-11-2012, 12:54 PM
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barrel rechamber question

I have a factory 26" Savage 300 win mag varmint barrel that I would like to rechamber to wsm and use on a short action. Will there be enough material left after the cut to cut new threads and rechamber to wsm?
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:56 PM
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Re: barrel rechamber question

I don't think so. You need to take ~1/2" off and Savage barrels taper too soon to get that.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:55 PM
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Re: barrel rechamber question

KRP is probably right.

But even if you could, then cost-wise it seems not that much more to buy a new pre-chambered barrel and screw it on yourself.

Keep or sell the old barrel.

-- richard
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:49 PM
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Re: barrel rechamber question

I figured that would be the answer, but I haven't been able to get in contact with the local gunsmith that I use to ask him so I thought I would ask here and someone would know.

I was going to use this barrel because it shoots pretty good and my gunsmith would only charge about $80 for the rechamber. Looks like I will get to start shopping for a new barrel.

Thanks for you help guys.
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