|November 3, 2008, 12:24 AM||#1|
Join Date: January 1, 2006
Location: Chalmette, Louisiana.
Can I really change my own Savage barrel?
I bought a model 16FCSS Savage in stainless/composite. This model has the AccuTrigger. On another post here I read where we can change our own barrels on this rifle. Is it true?
My rifle is chambered in .270 short mag. What calibers will match-up with my bolt? What tools are needed?
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|November 3, 2008, 02:59 AM||#2|
Join Date: February 13, 2006
Location: Washington state
Sure you can. You will need
* Action wrench
* Barrel vise
* Barrel nut wrench
* Prethreaded chambered barrel for a Savage receiver.
* Headspace guages
* New bolt head if you decide to change cartridge head size
* New magazine if you decide to change cartridge family
* Valium for the feeling you will get once you realize it's not that easy.
But it can be done.
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But what do I know?
|November 3, 2008, 12:05 PM||#3|
Join Date: September 15, 2008
Location: NE TN
Yes you can swap your barrel, and bolt head.
I would suggest a $12 dollar membership at savageshooters.com . There are tech articles complete with pictures that will guide you through the process. $12 well spent.
You don't say which way you want to go with the caliber . Up or down ?
I believe that the winchester short mag calibers are all built on large shank barrels ( not a problem ) vs standard shank barrels. If you get a membership to savageshooters there is a member / supporter that sells spec. barrels for savage from shielen and McGowen just look for northlander shooting supply.
Since your 270WSM has a bolt face of .535 any of the WSM's ( 7mmWSM , 300WSM) would work without changing the bolt face. Although changing it isn't that big of a deal.