SOLD/EXPIRED McGowen Savage Pre-Fit Barrel (308 Winchester) $225 shipped

Discussion in 'Sold/Expired' started by glock24, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. glock24

    glock24 Well-Known Member

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    After deciding to make a last-minute caliber change, I have a brand-new McGowen stainless barrel up for sale. This barrel also includes a brand-new Savage bolt head for 308 Winchester

    - McGowen Precision Stainless barrel
    - Savage Magnum contour w/ 0.725" muzzle
    - 16" OAL
    - Muzzle threaded 5/8-24 TPI class III, specifically for a TBAC suppressor
    - 1/10" RH twist
    - 308 Winchester (SAAMI) chamber
    - small shank

    In the spirit of full disclosure, the barrel did arrive with a teeny, tiny nick on the [span style='text-decoration: underline;']outside[/span] of the last muzzle thread (see pic). I called McGowen about it. Dan apologized, blamed his shipping department, and promised that it would not affect accuracy. I can tell you this nick does not seem to bother the thread protector at all.

    Asking $225 shipped CONUS. No trades please

    Thanks for looking

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  2. TexSavage

    TexSavage Well-Known Member

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    I have a savage model 12 (I believe) chambered in 300WSM with a 26" stainless heavy contour barrel. Would I be able to use this barrel and bolt head with my short action, or does the .308 require a long action. Done lot's of reloading over the past 35 years, but never a barrel/caliber change out on a rifle. I am also not up to spec on the .308.
     
  3. glock24

    glock24 Well-Known Member

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    Hmm . . .

    1. You'll have to verify if your current barrel is a large or small shank. Only a set of calibers directly in front of the barrel nut will do. In order to work with my barrel, you'll need a diameter of 1.055"

    2. You'll most likely need a new magazine follower. Specifically a 308/243/260/7mm-08 follower

    Other than that, you should be good to go. A 308 uses a short action just like the 300WSM.
     
  4. glock24

    glock24 Well-Known Member

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    sold