I looked at a savage24-v today,222 over 20ga.My question,it's rechambered for 223 do you think this is safe?Thanks all.
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December 10, 2007, 08:11 PM
I think it is a somewhat common rechamber. I have even read a magazine article about this before. IIRC it was in a Shooterrs Bible or Gun Digest.
December 10, 2007, 10:36 PM
I just wondered if the savage 24 chamber has enough metal to be safe.
December 11, 2007, 12:24 AM
I would see a good smith but you can compare the two cases side by side here.
222 is 1.700 OAL and the 223 is 1.760. The 222's shoulder is .003 wider but looks enough shorter that that would be taken care of when you lengthen to accommodate the 223's length. Other things come into play, pressure for one. I wouldn't be real leery but then I have kinda wanted one for some time.
You need a expert smith, not my advice.