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Thread: How to barrel change Ruger American

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    Boolit Buddy
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    How to barrel change Ruger American

    Is anyone switching barrels on their Ruger American? I have one American (Ranch) and I'm looking to buy a second (Hunter in .308 if I can ever find one to buy).

    What are you using to unscrew the lock nut and what are you using to hold the action. I would greatly appreciate some advice.

    I've changed barrels back and forth on my benchrest rifles hundreds of times. There we clamp the barrel and put a wrench through the action. The Ruger's flat sided action looks deceivingly like something that could be secured in a vice and a band wrench used to crack the nut loose.

    Then I start thinking that it could take three hands to hold the action with go gauge, the barrel and the nut spanned wrench. And advice would be appreciated. Thanks, Bill.
    Sincerely, Cookie.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check