Just got new Savage LRP its chambered for 260 REM and it has 1:8 twist. I bough it with idea to shoot 140 gr bullets, but the way this chamber is cut I have to seat bullets to dip, this leaves less room for powder. I should probably get custom barrel, like Shilen or Krieger for specific bullet and I will probably do it. What I would like to know if gunsmith can modify factory barrel I have to handle longer bullets, what this procedure called and how much does it cost? Thanx
Thank you, Scott! I will ask around about extending throat on this barrel. Do you know estimated cost for such procedure? I'm trying figure out if I should even bother with this barrel. Thing about magazine, I don't use it, single shot follower was my idea for target action, so the length of the clip is not an issue here.
This barrel does have issue with copper fouling, I fired 40 shots so far with 5 shot clean but the issue remain, I have some J&B, so I can try to polish it a bit. Maybe if throat to be extended I would replace recoil lug. By the way does anyone know what kind recoil lug Savage puts on their target action rifles?