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Old February 23, 2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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rebarreling questions

I have a savage model 10 in .308, i would like to change it over to either a 7mm-08 or a 6.5 creedmoor. What all needs to be done to do this and how much would it cost?
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Old February 23, 2013, 06:42 PM   #2
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Do it yourself. It isn't rocket science.

7mm-08 rebarrel kit $199.99

6.5 Creedmoor barrel $159.99

7mm-08 GO gage $27.99

7mm-08 NO GO gage $27.99

6.5 Creedmoor GO gage $27.99

6.5 Creedmoor NO GO gage $27.99
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Old February 23, 2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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Do it yourself. It isn't rocket science.

7mm-08 rebarrel kit $199.99

6.5 Creedmoor barrel $159.99

7mm-08 GO gage $27.99

7mm-08 NO GO gage $27.99

6.5 Creedmoor GO gage $27.99

6.5 Creedmoor NO GO gage $27.99
Dern, that makes me want to go buy a Savage
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Old February 23, 2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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I've rebarrelled 3-4 Savage BA rifles w/o much problem. Getting the barrel nut loose may be the most difficult part of the job. I didn't even go to the expense of using gauges-just used a box of factory cartridges. Worked fine but I can't recommend this practice for others.
Best advice to stay within similar case head and lenght parameters. Saves time and parts costs.
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Old February 25, 2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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Besides the flat steel barrel nut wrench, you should also figure on a barrel vise with the appropriate bushing for your barrel.
I use one like what brownells sells.

Factory guns are often a bear to take apart the first time.
After that, you only need to torque them to maybe 80 ft-lbs and they are easier to work with.
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Old February 26, 2013, 12:58 AM   #6
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You don't need a barrel vise, they are nice to have but not necessary. I've used action wrenches and even a crescent wrench on the recoil lug to take off the barrel. I just use a 4" vise with a leather padded jaw these days.

BTW if you use the ER Shaw kit you don't need to buy the gages the are included either the kit.
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Old February 27, 2013, 03:59 PM   #7
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Dont even need a no go gague, just use a shim. Shaw might have gotten better in the last couple of years, but from what I have seen of them they are a step down from a factory barrel. I'm not saying that it wont shoot if it aint Lilja, but I have no plans to ever use shaw again.
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Old February 27, 2013, 04:15 PM   #8
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Besides the flat steel barrel nut wrench, you should also figure on a barrel vise with the appropriate bushing for your barrel.
I'm another one that has never needed a barrel vise or any vise for that matter. Just have someone hold the barrel tightly and a few LIGHT taps with a hammer on the barrel wrench is all that I've needed.

Other than for about a grand total of $250 and 15min your done. Till the next time, and the next, and the next........
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Old February 27, 2013, 07:37 PM   #9
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Kraig, you install new barrels with barrel nuts on other brands of rifle as well. The trick is getting the old barrel off.
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Old March 2, 2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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Do it yourself. It isn't rocket science.

7mm-08 rebarrel kit $199.99

6.5 Creedmoor barrel $159.99

7mm-08 GO gage $27.99

7mm-08 NO GO gage $27.99

6.5 Creedmoor GO gage $27.99

6.5 Creedmoor NO GO gage $27.99
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Dern, that makes me want to go buy a Savage
Or a lathe
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