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Was wondering if anyone had any experience in rebarrelling Savage actions? The more I look at the Adams & Bennett barrrels, the more interested I am in replacing the factory barrel with an aftermarket A&B to gain 2" length and possibly rechamber to something different. Their website makes the replacement look relatively simple though I think I would want a qualified smith to check the headspacing when all was done.

I don't want or need a high end top dollar barrel since I am more interested in hunting and shooting at the range for fun. A couple smiths I normally use don't seem to be familiar with the A&B barrels and want to steer me towards high dollar match grade barrels which is not what I need or want. I'd like to get some info on any of the following from folks in the know on this:

1) Difficulty in pulling the old barrel and mounting a new barrel that is already threaded for the action?
2) The thread diameter on the 110 action? Mine is a 30-06 but not sure actual year of manufacture and want to determine what the thread diameter on the barrel is. Apparently some actions are 1.125 (short and ultra mags I think) and others are 1.062".
3) Any experience with A&B barrels? Most of the feedback MidwayUSA has seems to be positive but I'd like to hear from others on this as well.

Thanks.
 
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I guess you can try to rebarrel an old Savage 99 (One of my very favorite rifles.) But why not just buy a new one...used of course.

You'll pour more money into the rebuild than you will for a new rifle. They made zillions of 99 Savages, after looking around a while you'll find a good one. They always have them in gun shows.

I bought a featherweight a while ago for $300 in 308. That's plenty of round for a 99. My favorite 99 is one of those take down 300 Savages. I don't have one, however. I mean with the 308 why get another a 300?

I also have a 95 Savage in 303 (they all are). It's a old guy, but shoots like a dream.

The 250/3000 is a great round. You'll have to hand load though, but that's no big deal.

Anyway, I'd forget rebarreling, and go for a new one. It's cheaper, easier and you'll be happy with it, I'm sure.
 
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CHECK OUT www.savagegunsmithing.com. THIS SITE HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED OR WANT TO KNOW ABOUT BARRELS AND ACCURIZING SAVAGE BOLT ACTION RIFLES. I HAVE A FRIEND WHO DOES ACCURIZING OF REMINGTONS AND THE PRICES FOR SAVAGE WORK SOUNDS VERY REASONABLE. I FOUND THIS SITE AT 1:30 AM WHEN I COULDN'T SLEEP. HE USES SHILEN AND PAC-NOR BARRELS. HOPE THIS HELPS.
 
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