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    What are the new barrel nuts

    that don't have marks in them to remove them. Are they none removable?

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    search smooth barrel nut.
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    There will be marks when you get it off, I used a pipe wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justpassinthru View Post
    There will be marks when you get it off, I used a pipe wrench.
    That IS a way to put locking grooves on the nut!

    The smooth nut wrench, however, clamps tightly on the nut so friction will grab and turn without marring.

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    I'm going to twit mine off with a pipe wrench and replace it with a NSS nut when I finally do my barrel swap.
    Ummm....No offense, but....

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    We have seen pictures of people who grab the lug with the nut when using a pipe wrench. It aint pretty. Careful out there...Ya'll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robinhood View Post
    We have seen pictures of people who grab the lug with the nut when using a pipe wrench. It aint pretty. Careful out there...Ya'll.
    I can't imagine how that could happen, not saying it hasn't. I bought a handful of 12FVs a while back when they were cheap. Only one had a round nut on it. Thankfully, it did not take much effort with the pipe wrench to break it loose.

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    Buying a wrench to prevent damaging something that was going to be thrown away, doesn't make sense.
    All I wanted to achieve was it's removal.

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    The smooth barrel nut is savages attempt to stop shade tree gunsmiths from working on their product. They would prefer that you buy a new rifle for each caliber. For example I have 3 receivers but 5 more barrels. I have removed 2 smooth nuts and badly marred both. get rid of them and get the old style nut.

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    That's not their reasoning at all. The original reason was to clean up the lines and make it look more appealing. They first did this in 1969 for about 1 year. The nut was completely smooth, with a hole @ 6 o'clock for a spanner wrench. They resumed using this nut in 2005 on the American classics and a few other models till 2008. This cosmetic upgrade proved to be more labor intensive, because the hole had to be drilled at installation.
    The barrel nut was snugged up by hand, then drilled @5 o'clock, and when fully tightened it would end up @ 6 o'clock.
    At this point, Savage actually designed a larger smooth barrel nut that is 1.350" in diameter, as opposed the the prior 1.312". This nut is installed with a collet type wrench. The purpose of this nut was simply for more strength over the serrated nut, especially for calibers like the .338 Lapua.
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    Keep the scraped up smooth barrel nut. You can always use it to chase the threads on a barrel that may have rough threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicfromAlabama View Post
    Keep the scraped up smooth barrel nut. You can always use it to chase the threads on a barrel that may have rough threads.
    Yep, that'll work. Haven't thrown it away yet so I'll squirrel it back in case I need it for that sometime. Good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicfromAlabama View Post
    Keep the scraped up smooth barrel nut. You can always use it to chase the threads on a barrel that may have rough threads.
    I like that.
    Ummm....No offense, but....

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    If you use the special wrench for smooth nuts get some of that nylon strapping they use on boxes and I use a strip with rosin on both sides and no marks. Brownells has the wrench and rosin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbearman View Post
    If you use the special wrench for smooth nuts get some of that nylon strapping they use on boxes and I use a strip with rosin on both sides and no marks. Brownells has the wrench and rosin.
    Excellent advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbearman View Post
    If you use the special wrench for smooth nuts get some of that nylon strapping they use on boxes and I use a strip with rosin on both sides and no marks. Brownells has the wrench and rosin.
    Is the wrench actually large enough to accommodate all that strapping? I don't have any handy to measure, but it seems like it would consume a lot of clearance.

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