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Old 11-16-2011, 11:50 AM
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Savage barrel swap problem?

So I am trying to take the barrel off my stevens 200 to put a new one on. I do not have an action or barrel wrench and would prefer not to buy either. I made two wooden blocks with V's cut in them and clamped the barrel down in it put rosin powder on it so it would grip but the barrel is still turning before the barrel nut breaks free....any ideas or suggestions? Like I said I would prefer not to have to but the wrenchs, can they be made? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Savage barrel swap problem?

It's much easier to use the wrenches but I've done without. Take a 1 1/4 box end wrench and put little drill bits in the slots till you've engaged the nut, I usually fiddle with it to get 4 bits in as tight as I can then get things locked down and get a hammer and give it a good wack!!
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Re: Savage barrel swap problem?

If you can hold the action and loosen the nut, it might be easier than trying to hold the barrel.

If you get an action wrench, it will also fit rem 700, which is nice.

Once you get the nut loosened, the barrel should unscrew easily.

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It's much easier to use the wrenches but I've done without. Take a 1 1/4 box end wrench and put little drill bits in the slots till you've engaged the nut, I usually fiddle with it to get 4 bits in as tight as I can then get things locked down and get a hammer and give it a good wack!!
Doesn't that break the drill bits or do you take them out before you whack it with the hammer?

I amy try to rig something up to hold the action instead, I know a guy who has all the right tools to build such a thing, maybe he could help. Thanks
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Re: Savage barrel swap problem?

I'm not clear, do you have a nut wrench?

Make a bigger notch in your blocks and grab your action with it.

I've also heard of guys using a giant crescent wrench on the action and recoil lug while trying to turn the barrel nut.
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Doesn't that break the drill bits or do you take them out before you whack it with the hammer?

I amy try to rig something up to hold the action instead, I know a guy who has all the right tools to build such a thing, maybe he could help. Thanks
Make sure in your rigging you don't end up twisting the action!! Never broken a drill bit, the drill bits engage the valley in the wrench and the notch in the nut and when you turn it actually cams in tighter for more grip if you size them correctly.
I've also used a chisel and hammer without muffing up the nut as well, but I remove nuts and bolts for a living so I'm perty good at it

If you can't get it of without messing something up PM me and I'll through a nut wrench in the mail if you send it back.
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Re: Savage barrel swap problem?

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So I am trying to take the barrel off my stevens 200 to put a new one on. I do not have an action or barrel wrench and would prefer not to buy either. I made two wooden blocks with V's cut in them and clamped the barrel down in it put rosin powder on it so it would grip but the barrel is still turning before the barrel nut breaks free....any ideas or suggestions? Like I said I would prefer not to have to but the wrenchs, can they be made? Thanks in advance.
First , buy a good barrel vise and the Savage barrel nut wrench.

Savage has hired a gorilla to tighten the nut on most rifles and they are very very tight.

I normally have to beat on the wrench handle with a 3 lb hammer to get one lose.

The odds of breaking one lose is slim without the proper tools.

I know some use the action to hold while breaking the connection between the barrel and the
action on many types of actions. and I personally saw an action that was sprung/twisted
using this method.so I don't do it that way (The barrel is stronger anyway).

Sometimes a good tool is required and IMO this is one of those times.

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