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I have swapped the barrels on several Savage type rifles, adjusting to a headspace go, no-go gages and all(had barrels turned to match boltface clearance specs Marlin XL7's).
I know where I can get an factory original new barrel in a rarer caliber for a rifle I have. With the amount of experience I have do you think I am ready to do a screw into the reciever swap?
I assume it's similar, except you screw the barrel into the reciever 'till it head-spaces. probabaly alot harder to turn and also the feel of tightness on the gage.
(assuming I have the right tools-if my action wrench fits, Go-no go gages, I would have to get a barrel Vice.)
 

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Depending on the action you probably need a lathe or a short chambered barrel and a pull through finish reamer to properly headspace the barrel. If your not planning on doing several then a gunsmith would be less costly. The Savages and Marlins are a piece of cake compared to the others.
 

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Yes, more complicated than a Savage if there is no barrel nut. It might be spot on and it might not. At a minimum, you'd need a headspace gage to know if you have more work to do.....
 

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Now that you mention it, tightening might distort the already cut chamber, so a finish reamer would be needed. that would make the cost more than having it done.
Good points!
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