Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Would it be possible to modify take off barrels from other manufacturers, i.e., Remington, Howa, etc., to the Savage barrel nut design to mount to a Savage action. In this case I'm thinking of someone who might have a few wildcats that require fireforming. Takeoff barrels would be good for fire forming and if configured to the Savage barrel nut, a person could use just one action for fireforming several cartridges.
I wouldn,t say it is a bad idea, just impractical and costly.
If you use a Remington barrel you would have to turn the barrel down to 1" and re thread it to 1" 16 TPI
You could take a barrel and cut the tenon off and turn it to 1 1/16th and thread it to 1 1/16 TPI and make a barrel nut if you wanted to convert a Remington or any other action to work like a Savage.
OR you could just buy new savage barrels or take offs.
The main reason that I eliminate the barrel nut is, less moving parts and fit tolerances, You can have
a larger barrel shank (Normally 1.250 or 1.375) that adds strength around the chamber on large cases.
And looks better IMO.
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