I've read adjudiker's post and for the most part bow to his knowledge BUT I just miked the outside diameter of both my 357max and my 30-30 barrel sets and allowing for my cheap micrometer they seem to be almost the same-- SO for me the question is this-- Did the cheap ass people at savage re-tool the production line and change anything when they were making 357mag and were switching to 357max?I'd be hard pressed to think they did SO rechambering a 357 mag--I'm kinda feeling like it'll work--it's not the factory barrel but you probably will never find one so do what you need to do to get where you want to be.like he says supply and demand!!!!!
Like the post before me...you can chamber a 357 mag in a 357 max, but not the reverse, just like 38 special in a 357. The max is exactly the same diameter, but longer, so it will not chamber. Again,... more