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    chambering a barrel for use with barrel nut

    1 )how to correct chamber a barrel for use with a barrel nut ?
    2) is there enuff sholder material for chambering a 1.200 " barrel for a 1 1/16x20 action ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan teughels View Post
    1 )how to correct chamber a barrel for use with a barrel nut ?
    2) is there enuff sholder material for chambering a 1.200 " barrel for a 1 1/16x20 action ?

    Rimfire or centerfire??


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    Quote Originally Posted by JerrySharrett View Post
    Rimfire or centerfire??


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    centerfire 6br-308- 280 AI

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    shoulder ? the nut runs against the action to lock all three in place.
    did I miss something( no expert)

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan teughels View Post
    1 )how to correct chamber a barrel for use with a barrel nut ?
    2) is there enuff sholder material for chambering a 1.200 " barrel for a 1 1/16x20 action ?
    The barrel nut eliminates the use of "shoulder material" completely......you can use a barrel nut on a barrel that measures only 1.06, NO shoulder material

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    i asked 2 questions nr 1 is for a chambering with nut the second Q is for a " normal " chambering job

    Q nr 1: how do i do a chambering job for use with barrel nut ( i now you have to insert a gauge to set the headspace and then lock the barrel nut
    but how do i now the gap barrel/boltface then ?)

    Q nr 2 : is there enuff material to do a chambering job the traditional way (with sholder) if i got a action with 1 1/16x20" threat and a 1.200" barrel

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan teughels View Post
    i asked 2 questions nr 1 is for a chambering with nut the second Q is for a " normal " chambering job

    Q nr 1: how do i do a chambering job for use with barrel nut ( i now you have to insert a gauge to set the headspace and then lock the barrel nut
    but how do i now the gap barrel/boltface then ?)
    As a general rule you should have around 0.010" clearance between the bolt nose and the barrel tenon. Head space calculations should allow for this nominal clearance but it wont matter if its a thow or two either side when headspce is set with the nut.

    Quote Originally Posted by johan teughels View Post
    i asked 2 questions nr 1 is for a chambering with nut the second Q is for a " normal " chambering job

    Q nr 2 : is there enuff material to do a chambering job the traditional way (with sholder) if i got a action with 1 1/16x20" threat and a 1.200" barrel
    Absolutely! A 0.140" over all shoulder (0.070" each side) will be more than enough on a action/thread this size. You would be able to setup and chamber as usual no problems at all..

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    me thinks you can go smaller on a bench rest rifle like .005

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    Thanks for that info, RSmith and Leeroy. Merry Christmas to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johan teughels View Post
    1 )how to correct chamber a barrel for use with a barrel nut ?
    2) is there enuff sholder material for chambering a 1.200 " barrel for a 1 1/16x20 action ?
    Look up the depth of 20 TPI and see what you have ,

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