Savage 110 Old style barrel swap
I picked up an original Savage 110 in 30-06 over the weekend but the chamber is pitted badly. I would like to put a new barrel on it and have done so on the new models no problem. The old models had the sights set up in the classic style dovetailed into the barrel. Also the breech is not square like the new models, more like a Remington 700. Anyone out there have any experience with replacing a barrel on one of these? I would assume some machine work may be needed to set head space and time the sights unless a custom barrel is used without the sights on it. What about a good source for a new barrel? The trigger, wood and action on this gun are good quality (better than the new ones) so I'd like to save it if I can.