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    • #25359
      DeadWoodDan
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      Not sure if this is the correct forum? Wondering what it takes to remove and install another barrel on one of these actions? And if I understand correctly I just need to make sure the bolt face and extractor is the same? anything else to consider?

      Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .470 +/-
      225 Winchester, 22/250 Remingtion, 6mm Norma BR, 243 Win, 250 Savage, 260 Rem,
      6.5/284 Norma, 7/08 Rem, 284 win, 300 Savage, 308 Win, 338 Federal, 35 Rem, and
      the 358 Winchester.

      So If I wanted to pursue the 30 XCB HV do I just tell a barrel manufacture what twist and action…

      thanks for the education

    • #25361
      Goodsteel
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      What you need to swap a barrel is a barrel nut wrench, and a HEADSPACE GAUGE.
      You screw the new barrel into the action till it stops on the headspace gauge, then cinch the nut down tight.
      For the record, the nut is tighter than the hinges on the door to hell as it comes from Savage, so you’re going to need a way to hold the barrel tight so you can get a good smack on the nut wrench with a dead hammer.

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      Harter
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      225 Winchester is the same rim as 30-30 and the 35 Rem is smaller also.
      The Malcolm 30 XCB I believe is on the x57 case (sort of and for descriptive guidelines only ), 7 and 8 x57 wouldn’t fit in my 110E short action so a long action is in order.

      Yes the bbl swap is as easy as having a correct bbl nut wrench ,action vise,barrel, and suitable headspace gauge.

    • #25363
      Goodsteel
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      ……….To say nothing of the fact, that I have the only reamer in existence along with the headspace gauges and drawings for both……..

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      DeadWoodDan
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      So Tim what your telling me is when and If I’m ready to pursue this….your the man!

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      Tim is indeed “the man” to pursue your project.

      Larry Gibson

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      7mm BR or 30 BR will fit your action as well.

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      Goodsteel
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      No flies on 30BR whatsoever………

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      DeadWoodDan
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      Goodsteel;n3763 wrote: No flies on 30BR whatsoever………

      Not sure what this means? But I have been thinking and possibly b.c. I haven’t stayed in tune with any threads on this, but why was a new/modified (?) chamber used on this journey? Correct me of my misunderstanding but believe Larry was using a different cartridge/chamber also? I guess I’m just trying to understand why one couldn’t order a .308W with the proper twist?

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      uber7mm
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      Tim,

      Here’s some intel on the 30 BR. I believe the BR case family was the “in” bench rest cartridges during the 60’s, until the PPC cartridges became vogue. I thought that the 47th Lyman Manual had 30 BR listed in the Thompson Contender section, but only the 7mm BR.

      History:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.308%C3%971.5-inch_Barnes

      30BR Cartridge Overview:
      http://www.6mmbr.com/30br.html

      Reloading Dies:
      http://www.midwayusa.com/30-br-bench-rest/br?cid=9733

      Barrel Twist Discussion:
      http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?73652-Why-17-18-twist-on-the-30-BR

      I hope this helps,

      Charlie

    • #25419
      Goodsteel
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      I know very well what the 30BR is. I’m building a switch barrel with two configurations of twist right now, specifically for cast bullet shooting.

      “No flies on that” is southern slang that means it’s fresh dead and still good to eat. IE: “its a very viable option that I highly recommend”.

      You guys need to spend more time in the south! LOL!

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