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Old 09-01-2010, 11:16 AM
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Re: savage barrel nut

that ugly nut, (LOL) is another reason i got a 700..
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:18 PM
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Re: savage barrel nut

The one thing that nobody thought to mention is that you dont need any barrel nut wrench to remove the action. Just use an action wrench to loosen the whole thing. You only need the nut wrench to put it back on. I always encourage customers to leave out the nut whenever I rebarrel a Savage rifle and headspace of the shoulder.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:01 PM
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Re: savage barrel nut

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Originally Posted by Fergal White View Post
I always encourage customers to leave out the nut whenever I rebarrel a Savage rifle and headspace of the shoulder.
Why? What's the advantage?

I'd rather spend $25 on a nut wrench and some wood blocks for an action wrench. Then I have all the special tools to do everything on a Savage.

That's the tools I used to turn this short action 308 to a 338 Edge. Yes, it is small shank, still has the barrel nut, and can still go back to 308, 223, 30-06, or anything I want in less than 15 minutes.

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:10 AM
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Re: savage barrel nut

Its more of a personal thing with me really, I just dont like the Savage barrel nut thing at all. I also have something about the small shank and leaving out the nut allows a much larger shank. Really probably doesnt give any huge advantages though.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:10 AM
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Re: savage barrel nut

Having rebarreled several hundred Savages some with and some without the barrel nut I see no difference in the accuracy of barrels of the same make.

There is a huge difference in timed and trued actoins, precision ground lugs and high end custom barrels.

Yes, there is the occasional prefit that shoots lights out but that is a crap shoot.

Custom barrels that are set up and indicated with a tenths (.0001) indicator and turned, threaded, and chambered in the same set-up will always shoot better than the mass produced barrel that is turned, threaded and chambered in seperate set ups or operations.

Nat Lambeth
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