Switch Barrel questions

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by MSU Marksman, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. MSU Marksman

    MSU Marksman Well-Known Member

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    When setting up a gun to be a switch barrel rig, is there anything that is done differently than during a regular build? I'm refering to non-Savage guns. Specifically, if I were to have a custom rig built how hard would it be to make it into a switch barrel rig later down the road?
     
  2. BobbyL

    BobbyL Well-Known Member

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    There is several things you can do it. Most use a vise with a barrel clamp and a action wrench with a torque wrench. You can also run them hand tight but you must be extra careful if you do and they need to be setup slightly different for each way. The headspace is gonna change a small amount when you torque the barrel on compared to one thats not.

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  3. 300R

    300R Well-Known Member

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    I think a pinned recoil lug is the most important thing,even so most good smiths do this anyway
     
  4. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, the pinned recoil lug is needed. I have a Rem 700 with several competition barrels. I change them myself using my barrel vise and action wrench. It is important to draw the barrel up tightly to get the same headspace each time you change. About 30 ft. lbs. is needed.