Savage barrel & nut torque specs


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Plank Road Farm
January 15, 2013, 07:26 PM
Does anyone know how tight to torque the barrel during a barrel swap?
Also what is the specs on the barrel nut torque?
TIA

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rcmodel
January 15, 2013, 07:30 PM
There is no proper barrel torque.
It is a free spin in against a GO headspace gage.

The nut holds it in place.

Savage says 70 ft/lbs on the nut.

It doesn't need to be that tight though.
Probably 45-50 isn't going to come loose by itself.

rc

Plank Road Farm
January 15, 2013, 07:59 PM
Thanks RCModel for your prompt reply.
I am swapping out a 270 for my new McGowen barrel from
Savage-Barrels.com in 6.5x55mm.
New experience for me, looking forward to the conversion.
Don't know what I'm going to do with the 270 barrel though.
Thanks again...
PRF

backbencher
January 16, 2013, 08:21 PM
"Don't know what I'm going to do with the 270 barrel though."

Swap it for a 6x55mm wildcat bbl, of course, & pick up a .22" PPC bbl in the deal... : )

rcmodel
January 16, 2013, 08:31 PM
I'd keep it, so when you come back too your senses, you can make it a good old .270 again!!

rc

Plank Road Farm
January 17, 2013, 10:20 AM
"I'd keep it, so when you come back too your senses, you can make it a good old .270 again!!

rc"

Boy, didn't expect that comment!
I always thought the 6.5x55mm caliber was liked on this forum.
To each his own.

PRF

lefteyedom
January 19, 2013, 02:01 AM
RC is the "Oscar the Grouch" of the High Road,
We love him but he is still a Grouch

Maj Dad
January 25, 2013, 12:44 PM
rc isn't a grouch, merely irascible,. And the 6.5x55 is a great cartridge, just like the 270 & all the others. Knock yourself out, and if you think you might want to switch back, just hang on to the barrel. If not, sell/trade for something that tickles your fancy... :cool:

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