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Old 10-19-2011, 06:42 PM
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rebarrel?

Is it possible/worth while to rebarrel a savage model 10 in .223 to .243... I love my .223 but I really want a .243 but I don't want a whole nother gun....I like my model 10 but wanna reach out a lil farther...
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:11 PM
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Re: rebarrel?

Possible and not that difficult to do (not that difficult for me, can't say how easy to do for you). You will need to switch the bolt face to one that can handle the .308 style cartridges.

You can take the barrel off with a barrel nut wrench, some barrel blocks and a vise. I like the Wheeler barrel wrench because it has holes for a torque wrench to fit it.

(that is if you have the barrel nut with the notches).

If not, you can buy one (wrench) from sharp shooter's supply, designed for the smooth barrel nut.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:14 PM
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Ten 4...I'm fairly mechanically inclined and fully customized my old 10/22 so I'm sure I can figure it out...who and where to look for a barrel? And head spacing?
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:19 PM
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Re: rebarrel?

You can order head-space gauges. go, no-go, and field.

Barrels, you can get direct from barrel manufactures such as Pacnor, Shilen..

You can also get some straight from Sharp Shooters Supply.

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Old 10-19-2011, 07:21 PM
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Re: rebarrel?

You can get bolt faces and headspace gauges from Midway and others.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:24 PM
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That will work as I need to go to Columbia soon any way...thanks
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:33 PM
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Re: rebarrel?

Best of luck,

Oh, BTW, you probably have small shank barrel dia, wouldn't hurt to check. You can see by the barrel nut design, you can take caliper measurement of barrel diameter..

Have fun, hope it ends up being quite a shooter.
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