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Posted: 5/16/2003 6:08:50 PM EDT
What the hell is the deal with this?

In the May 2003 NRA American Rifleman it receives a Golden Bullseye Accessory of the Year Award. (pg.47) Yet I can't flind any info on either the MidwayUSA or Savage web site.

Seems kind of strange to give something that doesn't exist, an award.

Anyone know anything about it?

--LS
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 8:53:31 AM EDT
Ping...

It can be found in the May 2003 American Rifleman.

No one?

--LS
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 12:35:12 PM EDT
I know what you mean, the only things I have found are in Midways Gunsmithing catalog #3, there's a few pages with, complete bolt assemblies,Adams & Bennett barrels,factory stocks and a few tools,barrel nut wrench, receiver thread tap, bolt face lapping tool.
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 7:03:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2003 7:06:27 PM EDT by Green_Canoe]
Apparently you didn't do your homework this year. It was featured in a few gun mags this last year.

It's not a true switch barrel as in take one receiver and two barrels to Africa and switch as needed. It's more of a workshop project, although a simple one.

The barrel on a Savage is screwed into the receiver and held on by the nut that locks it into place. Therefore, headspace is very simple to make correct. Simply screw the barrel into the receiver until it contacts your headspace gauge and lock in place with the barrel nut. The advantage is this allows you to chamber the gun for cartridges that aren't typically available in factory rifles such as .35 Whelan and .416 Taylor. If you have to change between standard or belted magnum cartridges it is as easy as swaping the bolt head. Which can be done by disassembling the bolt, very easy.

All this is very simple but requires a vise and nut wrench and gauges. More of a workshop project than a field project. But, you can change to a "custom" caliber for under $200.

Kent
Link Posted: 5/17/2003 8:31:05 PM EDT
It's not listed as "switch barrel system" but as loose parts. Go to the midwayusa website and do a search for "savage" in the "gunsmithing" department. You will get 5 pages of goodies that include complete bolts, barrels and wrenches.
www.midwayusa.com/midwayusa/applications/esearch.exe/search?category_selector=649&search_keywords=savage&Click+to+Begin+Search.x=12&Click+to+Begin+Search.y=10

Another option is to call Fred Moreo at Sharp Shooter Supply 419-695-3179 M-F 10am-7pm CDT or e-mail sshooter@wcoil.com
He carries a more extensive line of Savage barrels made from Douglas XX blanks, fiberglass/graphite stocks, excellent triggers and Ferrrell steel one-piece scope mounts.
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