I need to know what all is involved in swapping barrels on a Win 70 HVB. I currently have this rifle in .243 Win but may be coming into another barrel just like the original, but in .22-250 Rem. Would it be as easy as the Savage barrel/action and go/no-go guages? JohnnyK.
No. Unless your are extremly lucky, the barrel will have to be headspaced by setting the barrel shoulder back or, running a reamer into the chamber to the proper depth. The Savage system allows the nut to act as a "floating shoulder" to set the headspace.
Don't want to swap. My .243 is shooting great, but I have another fellow also with a HVB in .22-250 at his smith getting rebarrelled. He is going to sell me his when it gets back.
Thanks for the info. JohnnyK.