Just finished a Savage Target W/O the Nut

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Rustystud, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    This is a Savage Target Action, with a 30" MTU contour, 1:8, 5R Bartlein Barrel, chambered in 6.5 X .284. The action has been trued and the bolt timed. All has been glass beaded. This one was done without the Savage Barrel Nut.

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  2. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    If that bolt was fluted it would look just like the one nate built for me in my 6X47lapua. I see you took the writing off also.



    Brent
     

  3. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    As always great looking work. I prefer to do savages without the nut. How much clearance do you leave between the front of the bolt and the back of the barrel? I have been using .003 but have been told that I am not leaving enough clearance.
     
  4. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    eddybo:

    .003 is about perfect for the Target action. It gives you plently of clearance for thiose hot days and keeps your case well below the chamfered chamber mouth. The only problem you may face is if you shoot F-Class and have a dusty match. You can have enough build up to cause bolt failure to close.

    This is why on hunting rifles I like to leave .005 clearance.

    I have also used Dave Kiffs .701 bolts and his fluted barrels.

    Good Luck

    Nat Lambeth
     
  5. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the information. You real smiths who are willing to give advice have been a great help to me. I have picked up a lot of really great info from you guys, and the advice has always been spot on. I think I am getting a real perspective of what you guys deal with every day from my hobby smithing. I have learned that you guys are not paid nearly enough.