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Old 03-10-2014, 12:50 PM
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30-378 Rifle Rebuild

Wanting you guys opinion on who should I have to rebuild a Remington action chambered in 30-378 Wby. I want to use this rifle for a long range sheep, its is now chambered in 30-378 Wby and I would like to stick with this caliber because I have everything to hand load for this chambering. It is 9.5 lb with scope right now and is just to lightweight to shoot accurately because of recoil. I want to keep it between 10-11 lbs. because like I said earlier I want to be a sheep rifle and also want it to shoot .25-.5 MOA groups, will have a muzzle brake to help with recoil. Any suggestions you guys have would be helpful.

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Old 03-10-2014, 03:36 PM
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Re: 30-378 Rifle Rebuild

I have personal experience with Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles and Nathan Dagley of Straight Shot Gunsmithing. They both have websites and I can highly recommend them both based on their top notch work and character. There are several other gunsmiths who frequent this site and some are site sponsors. I think you will get multiple suggestions, pretty much all of which will involve shipping your rifle to a gunsmith in another state but based on my experience it is well worth the cost of shipping.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:05 PM
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Re: 30-378 Rifle Rebuild

The trouble I'm having is that not many gunsmiths chamber for a 30-378 Wby.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:35 PM
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Re: 30-378 Rifle Rebuild

Buy yourself a reamer from Pacific Tool & Guage then it will be a breeze to find a quality smith to cut you a chamber.
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:47 PM
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Re: 30-378 Rifle Rebuild

Kirby Allen, who is a member on here, messes with the big magnums and he could most likely help you out.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:16 AM
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Re: 30-378 Rifle Rebuild

Do you have a break on your current 30-378??... Sheep Rifles are usually kept as lite as they can be made. Sheep country is usually nasty and even the savings of ounces will help. A break will tame the 30-378. The Weatherby Accumark Break works well on them...Dave
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Old 03-11-2014, 12:45 PM
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Re: 30-378 Rifle Rebuild

Yes my current barrell has a muzzle brake on it, but it is only .65 inches at the muzzle so it has a lot of barrell jump. It will have you flinching after a few shots. I was thinking of rebarreling with one that is .75 inches at the muzzle with slighty larger stock trying to keep scoped rifle weight at around 10-10.5 lbs. It currently weighs 9.25 lbs with scope.
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