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Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

 
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:04 PM
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Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

On our Savage 110 fcp hs 338 Lapua , i noticed that the last 3/4"-1" of the barrel still has tooling marks. There are about 160 rounds down the tube and we did a proper brake in. I also noticed that past 1" from the muzzel i could see streaks of copper in the rifling but the area with tooling marks doesnt have any copper streaks. I am thinking the last inch of the barrel is over diameter and that is why i am getting slow velocities. (2700 fps MAX with a 280 grain bullet rather than 2750-2825 fps most guys are getting with 300 grain bullets in the same rifle) So i want to take the break off and get a better look but i am not sure how i should so it. Also, i got pressure signs at 85 grains of retumbo where most guys are going up to the 90 grain range. Sorry if this is the wrong section to post this. Thanks for any help!
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:41 PM
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Re: Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

I'm seriously considering a rebarrel, I just took another look down the bore and it was shiny with copper.
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Re: Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

I guess my main questions is can it be removed by hand?
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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Re: Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

yes... with a padded wrench of the right size (big crescent wrench will do)... righty tighty, lefty lucy... so turn it counter clockwise.

Clean the barrel well... and if there are tool marks in the muzzle, I'd be talking to Savage about that.

What speed are you getting with what powder and bullet combo?

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:39 PM
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Re: Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

Getting 2707 fps with 280 grain LRX and 84.4 grain with my old lot of retumbo. Had pressure signs at 85 grains, flattened primers, heavy bolt lift, etc
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:18 PM
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Re: Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

Speed is secondary to accuracy. How does it shoot?
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: Removing Savage Muzzel Brake.

It shoots really good. An average of .3" at 100 yards with the smallest being .277" at 100 yards and the largest .425" at 100 yards.
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