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Latest projects

Here are a few projects I've managed to devote a little time to.

First pic is a Savage Flat back long action I helped my son put together.

It's a 26" .300 win mag Criterion threaded with a 4 Gill little bastard brake in a Oryx chassis. The action was a .308 originally so we got a new bolt head, baffle and firing pin assembly then I had Grimstod on AS bush the bolt head, true the bolt head and install one of his lift kits in it.

Turned out nice hope to be breaking it in over the holidays.

Next two pics are the mag well block and the Choate Tactical stock I'm setting up for the 3 screw target magnum .338 I'll bed the block into the stock then bed the action into the stock.

4th pic is a Savage Stealth large shank factory blueprinted action with a Criterion 6.5x47 L barrel that I put into an HS precision stock I picked up a while ago.
Dave

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Looks like someone has a lot of shooting to do during the holidays.

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We'll my son finally got the urge to shoot the .300 win mag this evening after work. Same old Criterion story, hardly caught any copper, shot 3 and cleaned 3× then went to shooting it.

Shots 4, 5 & 6 were all but touching and after we got a good zero he was a little low at 600 then made a correction and 5 consecutive hits, moved out to 734 and whacked the bear a couple times then was a little low at 1000 followed up by 4 or 5 consecutive hits. He was shooting HMS 180g soft point ammo that was on sale for $20 a box back when we put the gun together.

 https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1021632210?pid=101560
Dave

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Hows he like his orxy chassis?
Grant

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He likes it. After i folded up the bipod and shot it off the bags i liked it too. Those 180s were running 2960 pretty steady. Good ammo especially for the price he paid for it.
PPU brass, I've heard it's very good brass. Wish he'd bought more of it when it was on sale.
Dave

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He likes it. After i folded up the bipod and shot it off the bags i liked it too. Those 180s were running 2960 pretty steady. Good ammo especially for the price he paid for it.
PPU brass, I've heard it's very good brass. Wish he'd bought more of it when it was on sale.
i used8x57 ppu brass on the ackley. It formed well & the price was rigjt.
11X Grandfather
Part time Savagesmith

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My latest project is being a one armed bandit! Scavaging parts from rifle to rifle. Today was a wreck scope base screw day. I rarely loctite the base sctews but i managed to screw up @4 slotted screw heads and went through part boxes to finf replacements.
The second one i pulled apart had socket hex heads, fimally on the last screw the hex on the allen head bit rounded out in the screw. Drlled it out after supper and removed it with easy out. The first replacement i put in that hole stripped. More digging fot replacements. My numb hand got a work out today.
The two i got together today are the varmint shilen in 6.5 creed long and a 6.5 creed with the savage 5r barrel. My best 2 barrels. The shilen is riding in a bell & carlson duramax with the SSS trigger. The 5r is in my bell & carlson medalist with a Rifle basix sav-1
The Leopuld rides on the 5r and the shilen has a vortex viper both with Warne (awkward rings)..
11X Grandfather
Part time Savagesmith

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Keep working that hand Randy. Activity is the best medicine to get those nerves working again. What you accomplished yesterday is impressive!!

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Next project: savage switch barrel! Thinking about loctiting the nuts on and using a small 10-32 set screw in each nut with a matching pocket in each barrelto recieve the set screw. If i headspace each barrel to its corresponding barrel nut, then if i figure out how to r&r each one in a timely fashion in a field situation then my goal will be accomplished.
11X Grandfather
Part time Savagesmith

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randy you could clean the threads up real good where the nut will be and use some jbweld on the threads between the nut and the barrel... set the head space then snug the nut down and let er set.... once it set up use the nut wrench and break it loose...i would think barrel and nut would both turn...
Grant

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You guys will think I'm crazy but bear with me....

I don't think it will work from past experience. With a shouldered barrel you have the shoulder taking up the slack in one set of threads in the nut system you have a nut taking up the slack on two sets of threads.

Not saying it couldn't be done but there's more going on there than you think. The nut would somehow need to be positively locked up in the correct spot to achieve headspace then the barrel tightened as a shouldered barrel. It won't work by setting headspace then tightening and locking the nut thinking it will come apart like a shouldered barrel.

Before you tell me I'm wrong think about it.....
Dave

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Think of it like having a bolt double gutted and trying to unscrew the bolt without adressing the double nut
Dave

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I can see what you are saying Dave - makes sense but 🙄

If the nut threads are filled with hardened JB Weld with the nut set at the proper position, wouldn’t that remove the slack in the nut to barrel threads for future referencing on the action?

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Advantage goes to the nut for being able to easily get a pre fit barrel and headspace it on multiple guns.

Advantage goes to the shouldered for faster barrel changes with exact repeatable headspace.
Dave

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I can see what you are saying Dave - makes sense but 🙄

If the nut threads are filled with hardened JB Weld with the nut set at the proper position, wouldn’t that remove the slack in the nut to barrel threads for future referencing on the action?

Sounds good in theory so how do you get the nut set at the correct head space without tightening the nut and double jamming all those threads to do it???
Dave