We’ve talked a bunch about barrel nut setups on AccuracyTech in the past. Specifically Rem/Age style barrel installations where a Savage style nut is used to install a barrel onto a Remington Action. Barrel Nut Installations are becoming more and more popular. Now you see high end, custom actions, like the Bighorn TL3 and Mausingfield being threaded for Savage style threads. This enables the user to install a barrel of their choice. The owner can set the headspace with gauges and lock everything down with the barrel nut. All of this can be done without having to ship the action off or pay the $700-$850 that a rebarrel typically costs.
So this week we’re going to discuss the gear race. Believe me when I tell you the gear race exists. The gear race can be loosely defined as spending cash on different pieces of gear. The expectation is that in purchasing better gear you will score better and do better as a shooter. What I can tell you after eight years and counting in this sport is the gear race is alive and well. The question becomes whether or not the money invested is worth the return. For some things it can be, but for the majority…not so much.