older savage action

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by TimeOnTarget, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    My grandfather gave a older pre-accutrigger savage in 3006. I'm guessing it is about 15yrs old.

    Is it feasible for me to think that I could rebarrel this rifle myself? I have limited gunsmithing abilities/tools. Adjusted a few triggers, mounted scopes but that's about the extent of my gunsmithing if youd even call it that.
     
  2. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Brotherhood of the Barrel Nut, if it has a barrel nut you with the correct tools can change the barrel.
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    How sure are you about the age?

    Much older 110's are not easily swappable. Is there a bulge on the barrel where the rear sight attaches? Is there a recess in the chamber for the bolt nose, like a Remington?

    If so, it is a pre-'67 action. You'll have to use a new style bolt with a new barrel.
     
  4. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    Certainly not pre '67. No open sights on the rifle. Has a barrel nut.

    anyone have a video/site where i can learn more?
     
  5. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    The pre-67's had barrel nuts. But it sounds like you don't have a pre. I just wanted to be sure. Starting with a pre-67' costs a bunch more.

    The Wheeler action wrench and Wheeler nut wrench from Midway is the cheapest way to get into barrel swapping.

    They also have barrel swap kits that have the barrel, nut wrench, and gauges.

    If you don't have to change the bolt head. It is as simple as breaking the nut loose. Unscrewing the barrel. Inserting the no-go gauge. Screwing the new barrel on. Tighten the nut. Check with go-gauge.

    Go shoot.
     
  6. TimeOnTarget

    TimeOnTarget Well-Known Member

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    Thanks GG,

    Appreciate someone looking out for me!:D

    So ill need a wrench, and go/no go guage. I want to go from a 30.06 to 6.5x284 so that should be the same bolt face, correct?
     
  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Action wrench and a nut wrench. You can get them both from MidwayUSA.

    You can buy the go-gauge from Midway too. You can put a couple layers of scotch tape on the end of the go to use it as a go-gauge.

    Yes, the 284 has the same bolt face as the 30-06.