Originally Posted by Fergal White
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.