Re: How would you rate this chamber job?
Not after it's been altered! I'd have sent it back whether I could 'fix it myself' or not if I received it in that condition as "new". If you're concerned that the O.D. of the barrel is not concentric to the bore, many are not! What matters is the chamber to bore alinement. In the case of your Savage the outside not being concentric to the bore would mean the firing pin can't hit 'dead center', and be .004" from center. Prefect is nice, but thats as close as your goin' ta' get. The hole for the firing pin in the bolt face probably has more slack than that! There's probably that much slack in the factory tenon threads. With the further info you've provided, a .050" set back (that's 1 complete turn @ 20t.p.i.) and a good sharp reamer should have "fixed" your original problem (and a good polishing after the headspace was established which is, generally, part of any 'chambering' job). Custom barrels are something else. There, the threads are cut concentric to the bore.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. 1993 graduate Montgomery Community College 2yr. gunsmithing program
Last edited by shortgrass; 07-25-2011 at 08:56 AM.