Win 70 barrel swap

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by johnnyk, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    I've got a 22/250 HBV that i've been thinking about selling because it's been in the safe for 3 yrs.

    I've always wanted an HBV in 243. Was even thinking of rebarreling mine to 243.

    Would you be interested in swapping guns?
     

  3. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Gary,
    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.
    Eddy,
    Thanks for the info. JohnnyK.