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Thread: Savage .308 barrel replacement question

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    Savage .308 barrel replacement question

    I may or may not need to replace the barrel on my Savage 10FP-LEA.

    It's not shooting how it used to but then again I virtually never clean it, it might just be full of copper. It's just steadily getting worse and won't hold MOA anymore.

    Just wondering what a new barrel would be worth, would prob prefer to get another Savage one but will definitly consider a Trueflight, Vulcan etc. It's a heavy profile barrel but not a truck axle. What would it cost to fit?

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    Just get a pre chambered one from the US probably heaps cheaper.

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    Sounds like a good dose of copper solvent would be the first option.

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    Clean it,if its done over 5thousand rounds it could be starting to wear... maybe... just a little.

    Check all the obvious stuff screws mounts etc take out of stock and clean all those hidden spots particularly bedding areas.
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    Savage, give it the business with some JB paste, that might solve it.

    Before replacing the barrel, get someone with a borescope to have a good look.

    A lot of barrels can get a quick fix second lease on life. if its just throat erosion, you could get a gunsmith to trim a bit off the shoulder and thread and redo the chamber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Savage, give it the business with some JB paste, that might solve it.

    Before replacing the barrel, get someone with a borescope to have a good look.

    A lot of barrels can get a quick fix second lease on life. if its just throat erosion, you could get a gunsmith to trim a bit off the shoulder and thread and redo the chamber.
    Bore tech eliminator does a very good job of getting rid of copper

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    Meh!, shrug your shoulders and start shoving 303 projectiles down it, might not even need to fully neck sized for them. Takes up the slack in the barrel dontcha know.....

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    Unless you are running very hot loads you should get 5000+ out of a 308w hunting barrel, maybe even 10k.

    So I'd give it a hard/long clean with a carbon cleaner only to start with. Im of the view that copper helps and not hinders so I dont aim to remove copper. Few ppl agree with me on that, cleaning the barrel til spotless of copper but there you go. I also dont excessively clean, if the first shot is a fouling shot and can vary from the rest that should be telling you something IMHO ie too clean = bad.

    You can also get an upper cylinder (car engine) de-carbonising oil from repco ($15?). You could try soaking the barrel in that overnight (even for a week) to soften the carbon, clean after soaking, repeat for some time.

    I'd suggest a good quality barrel from a known maker, unknown barrels have been known to fail and injure and a first rate barrel can improve the accuracy of a gun.

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    Give it a clean man!!

    I bought one off the Savage forum and had it sent here... worked out to be $200 NZD....

 

 

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