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I have to say this is a fantastic site, I just found it by doing a google, savage barrel search. I have question about savage rifles, I have a 116 fss, chambered in 300 ultra mag. Does the 116 series use the same barrel threads as the 110 series, and does the choate stocks fit the same as well. I can do some grinding with a dremel on the stocks if need be. i am thinking of doing a few switch barrels for the 116, if the rest will out the same. Any help with these questions will be greatly appreciated.

-- (, January 19, 2004


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-- Vincent Daniels (, April 10, 2004.

Vincent, thanks for the quick reply. I was totally unaware of the different size bbl shanks and threads. I tried several times to contact sharpshooter supply for a catalogue, but the phone is always busy. I will just have to keep trying.

Thanks Halfbreed

-- john sledd (, January 20, 2004.

From the Sharp Shooter Catalog 1-419-695-3179

In 2002 Savage offered rifles in the win. short mag. and Rem. ultra mag calibers. When these were finally in the catalog, there was a change made to the barrel shank diameter. Standard barrel shank diameter on standard calibers are 1.055" x 20 t.p.i. On the new WSM and RUM and SAUM calibers it is 1.120 x 20 t.p.i. The barrel nut is also bigger in internal size but, is the same on the o.d. and our barrel nut wrench will still fit. HOWEVER, there were a few WSM and RUM rifles made on the standard barrel shank in the first production run. The best way to tell is to measure the barrel shank right against the nut. The larger barrel shank will have a step down aprox. 1/8" ahead of the barrel nut. If your rifle has a serial number with a "G" prefix, it is most probably it is the larger shank.

I'm looking at the Sharp Shooter catalog photo of the two barrels and the standard one has a straight taper so to speak and the bigger one has barrel threads then a drop down in size, then taper from there.

-- Vincent Daniels (, January 20, 2004.

Truck broke down and just left it at the Chevy place. Was thinking about what to get out of the bed and left my Sharp Shooter catalog in it. It has the answer to your question. Will be picking truck up in about 12 hours and as soon as I get home, will look in the catalog as per it has a section on which Savage rifles use different threads.

-- Vincent Daniels (, January 20, 2004.

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