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Savage Switch Barrel

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Unread 04-13-2013, 05:39 AM
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Savage Switch Barrel

So I've been thinking about this one for a while and want to know how hard it would be. I have a savage model 10 police that is in 223 I want to make it a switch barrel to 308. What all do I need besides the obvious Barrel and new bolt or is it even possible, or should I just buy a stevens action and go from there?
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 09:19 AM
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    Re: Savage Switch Barrel

    Easy switch.

    Just need to swap the parts. Barrel, bolt head, and magazine.
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 03:12 PM
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    Re: Savage Switch Barrel

    Thanks Gear I've never done this before but if I did do the switch barrel will I be able to keep the 223 barrel so I could shoot 308 during deer season and 223 during varmint seasons/rest of the year. Could I change it out myself or would I have to get a gunsmith to change it out every time and headspace it?
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 03:23 PM
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    Re: Savage Switch Barrel

    You can do it.

    You'll need an action wrench and a nut wrench along with headspace gauges.

    Once you've done it a couple times, you'll get really quick at it.
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 04:00 PM
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    Re: Savage Switch Barrel

    Hey i got a savage question... 308 10fp all i could get my hands on were hornady 150gr sst im loading with varget ... Charge weight anybody?
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    Unread 04-13-2013, 05:43 PM
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    Re: Savage Switch Barrel

    WELL looks like ill have a new wish list at Midway. THX Gear
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