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Old 12-02-2011, 08:11 PM
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Gunsmith recommendation for 338 Lapua improved rebarrel

Looking for a smith who can rebarrel but also provide dies.

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Old 12-02-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Gunsmith recommendation for 338 Lapua improved rebarrel

This is an easy answer, Kirby Allen www.apsrifles.com.

Kirby is like one stop shopping. He can not only take care of your rebarreling/dies needs but for an additional fee he will form your brass as well. It doesn't get much better than that if you ask me.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: Gunsmith recommendation for 338 Lapua improved rebarrel

One thing Kirby will recommend for these hi-perf chamberings is a barrel with land width that comprises in the 19-22% bearing surface range or thereabouts. There is concern of the too wide of lands causing jacket/core separation. He's experimentally tested this with certain bullets that had the issue in he-perf chamberings and the fix was narrower lands. Have recently had this discussion with him.

His list of barrel makers he prefers to work with is shortening as well.
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Re: Gunsmith recommendation for 338 Lapua improved rebarrel

B23,
How do you go about contacting Kirby? I have tried both of his email addresses and left a message on his machine but never has he responded. Is he just too busy or am I not looking in the right place? I have a receiver and barrel in hand that I want chambered in 300 AX, a small 3 port painkiller, and a set of dies.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:18 PM
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Re: Gunsmith recommendation for 338 Lapua improved rebarrel

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B23,
How do you go about contacting Kirby? I have tried both of his email addresses and left a message on his machine but never has he responded. Is he just too busy or am I not looking in the right place? I have a receiver and barrel in hand that I want chambered in 300 AX, a small 3 port painkiller, and a set of dies.
Just give him some time to reply to your email. it takes a liittle time but well worth the wait. IMO
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:17 PM
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Re: Gunsmith recommendation for 338 Lapua improved rebarrel

Kirby 338 AX mine shot better then i can. 1/2 moa at 1,400 yd.
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