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Unread 04-02-2013, 06:44 PM
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savage barrels

Been thinking of starting my first build. Not looking to build a top notch rifle just doing this one to learn on and have some fun. So I have a few questions I am hoping somebody can help me out with. I am pretty handy with tools and am a welder for a living so making tools is not beyond my skill level either.

So question one

I understand how Savage model numbers work ie 10, 110, 11,.... My question concerning these is, is there a difference in barrels between the model numbers? And for simplicity lets leave the WSM cartridges out. I know they have different thread size.

Can a Wheeler action wrench #2 be used on a model 11,111, 12? Or just the 10/110 model? Same question applies to the barrel nut as well. Same wrench?

And lastly (for now) how do you keep the recoil lug plumb with the action? Thanks in advance!
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    Unread 04-02-2013, 07:01 PM
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    Re: savage barrels

    I do not know if the target actions have a larger OD or if they are merely tapped with a larger thread ?

    But, besides that question, all Savage actions should fit a single action wrench. I got the NSS action wrench. They use the front action screw hole (with a supplied bolt) to absolutely prevent the action from rotating inside the wrench. I believe the wrench will also work on the Remington 700 action, but have not verified that.

    Other than the magnums and the target actions (all large shank) all the other barrels should be compatible. Don't forget that action length has to be compatible with the round you intend to chamber in the barrel and it will have implications for your magazine as well as a few components on your bolt. A 223 magazine, which fits a short action, is obviously different to a 308/243 magazine which will also fit a short action. I do not presently own any Savage long actions, so can't speak for those.
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    Unread 04-02-2013, 07:18 PM
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    Re: savage barrels

    Thanks for the reply. I did some more looking and answered my own questions about the recoil lug.
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    Unread 04-02-2013, 07:20 PM
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    Re: savage barrels

    Does Northland have a website?
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    Unread 04-02-2013, 08:13 PM
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    Re: savage barrels

    NSS is a 2 person company. They are basically an outlet for different products, the great thing is that Jim risks his own $ guessing what people want, buying it with 16-20 week lead times and then stocking it and selling from stock. He carries a LOT of stuff.

    So, don't waste your time to send him an email. They only have 1 computer and his book keeper has it most of the time. Jim does not even have caller ID as far as I know. Old school.

    So, as he recommends, CALL HIM on the phone during MN business hours. Great guy to deal with.

    Contact Information for NSS:
    E-mail - briggs.j-b@q.com (that is Q.com not G.com)
    Phone - 763/682-4296 - BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME
    Fax - 763/682-6098
    Mailing address:
    PO Box 333
    Buffalo, MN 55313
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