Re: Modify Other Barrels to Savage Barrel Nut?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but, I was under the impression that Savage uses 20TPI. They've got a "large shank" that measures 1 1/16" and a "small shank" that measures 1.050" (major thread diameters). Remingtons' tenon is 1 1/16" x 16tpi. 1 1/16" tanslates to 1.0625". Turning .0125" (that's twelve and one half thousants) from a Remington tenon isn't going to 'clean-up' the 16tpi. You'll still have part of the old Remington thread. I know of no way to magicly turn 16tpi into 20tpi. Also, cutting the treads completely off will not leave you with much shank to turn down and thread. Remington factory barrels just don't have much 'extra' shank, neither does Howa (Howa shank/tenon is metric, measures 1.020" I think). So, it seems to me, if you're going to use a Savage action the easiest route would be to use savage 'take-off' barrels (of the proper bore & groove) and set back and reamed to your specs for fire forming cases. You'd have to be picky to be sure the new chamber would completely remove the old one. And besides, you'd have that interchangable bolt head, too. All of this ignores the problems related from using brass fired in one chamber in another. Sometimes it works,,, sometimes it doesn't.
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