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    Question for the gunsmiths

    Have been wanting to build a 25 calibre for a while, 250-3000 or maybe 25-06. So now have me a Sako 25-06 barrel that Im gonna use and was thinking of rebarreling a BSA Imperial Featherweight to 25-06. The Sako barrel is 1.127" diameter along the tenon, the BSA thread is 1.115 diameter. Am I able to use the Sako barrel on the BSA, given that the Sako thread will be cut off and the new thread on the blank tenon? Or is there not enough meat in it, and I have to look for an action that uses a smaller diameter thread?

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    What thread is on the Sako barrel currently ?

    What is the thread spec of the BSA action ?

    Plan B : if you have enough of the nock's / knox form left, chop off the tennon and turn & thread a new tennon to spec ?

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    Unclear. The sako tennon is threaded OD 1.127?

    No. not enough meat in 0.01" to change thread form.

    You might get away cutting larger thread into action.
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    That diameter barrel tenon will be OK to rethread , but don't be too heavy-handed when breeching-up. A good firm nip with some medium grade Loctite will work well and last forever, subject to machining the thread to a neat fit first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    That diameter barrel tenon will be OK to rethread , but don't be too heavy-handed when breeching-up. A good firm nip with some medium grade Loctite will work well and last forever, subject to machining the thread to a neat fit first.
    Thats what I wanted to hear, thanks gundoc.

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    Gundoc is correct.

 

 

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