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Old 07-17-2011, 08:21 PM
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Cost of rebarreling and truing

I have a rem 700 in 7mm-08 I was thinking of buying a savage LRH in 308. I am now thinking to rebarrel to 308 and true the action of my rem 700. I am unaware of the cost involved in this process due to the lack of a local competent gunsmith. I am planning on getting a stock with an adjustable comb and LOP. My intended use is a 600-700 yard deer rifle. Would I be over the $800 of the savage after the barrel + install, truing and stock bedding?
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:28 PM
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Re: Cost of rebarreling and truing

Hart barrels will re-barrel and true your action for $650.00. You will have a much better barrel than the savage and still be a little under the price of the savage.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:05 PM
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Re: Cost of rebarreling and truing

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I have a rem 700 in 7mm-08 I was thinking of buying a savage LRH in 308. I am now thinking to rebarrel to 308 and true the action of my rem 700. I am unaware of the cost involved in this process due to the lack of a local competent gunsmith. I am planning on getting a stock with an adjustable comb and LOP. My intended use is a 600-700 yard deer rifle. Would I be over the $800 of the savage after the barrel + install, truing and stock bedding?
I would stick with the caliber you have now rather than .308 or if you are intent on customizing it move up to the .300wsm.

You can indeed kill with the .308 win at those ranges but what you have now is better and there are much better choices for long range than .308 win.

Cost is going to vary a great deal depending on where you are or who you send it to. Truing and recutting/chambering the bbl can run as little as 300-500.00 rebuilding from scratch can run you anywhere from around 600.00-as much as you are willing to spend.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:01 PM
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Re: Cost of rebarreling and truing

There are those that actually blueprint the action fully and correctly and those that will charge you for a half ass job. Anyone that will blueprint your action for free with the cost of a chamber job I'd be leery of. I made a video of how I properly blueprint a Remington action

Blueprinting a Remingotn Action Video by MCR

Here's breakdown of costs.

Blueprint Remington Action - $175
Chamber / Crown / Fit / 320 grit Finish / Engrave barrel blank - $225
Stress Free Pillar Bed - $200
Holland Recoil Lug - $40

TOTAL - $640

That's everything you'd need done minus the cost of the barrel and stock themselves.
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Old 07-22-2011, 03:15 PM
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Re: Cost of rebarreling and truing

I like your style, I may be taking you up on this. Planning a 308 build for deer and maybe sniper of F/class shooting. I'd like to model it after the M-24 but want better accuracy. Ed
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Re: Cost of rebarreling and truing

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Hart barrels will re-barrel and true your action for $650.00. You will have a much better barrel than the savage and still be a little under the price of the savage.
Krieger will do it for about the same.
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:16 PM
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Re: Cost of rebarreling and truing

my gunsmith charges 150$ to chamber and thread. he says truing is not needed. he holds many world records in benchrest including the smallest 300 yard 5 shot goup ever shot in competition. he puts barrel on my rem700s more as a favor. most of the barrels he does are on custom neskia, hart, farley ect. 6ppc.
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