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Unread 07-27-2013, 11:31 AM
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brand/length/twist opinion

I'm fixing to order a barrel for my Remington model seven, 7 mm-08. Currently it has a 22" Douglas that, for some reason, has stopped grouping tight. The contour has got to stay around the same as what's on there now (Douglas #4/rem contour #5). I'm leaning strong towards Bartlein, with a #3 contour; 24"-26"; with a 1-9" twist. I will be using 139 grain to 168 grain bullets, looking for accuracy out to 1000 yards. There are other barrels that I will consider, because I haven't totally made up my mind. Looking for opinions for optimum performance in the 7 mm-08. Other barrels that I'm considering are...Brux, Krieger, and Obermeyer. If it's not important which of these barrels I choose, (they all look great to me) then suggestions on optimum barrel length (for the highest fps with accuracy). Note...I don't want more than a 26" barrel. I'll appreciate any input.
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    Unread 07-27-2013, 11:59 AM
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    Re: brand/length/twist opinion

    Have you considered a "Savington" barrel from CBI sold through Northland Shooters Supply ? It attaches with a barrel nut and comes completely finished for quite a bit less than a "regular" Remington barrel with a shoulder.

    The only problem is that the lead time is the same as for any other custom barrel currently. If you are really lucky, Jim might have something in stock, since he just got in a big shipment of CBI barrels. You will have to open up the inletting for the nut right in front of the receiver, but that is no big deal.
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    Unread 07-27-2013, 02:49 PM
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    Re: brand/length/twist opinion

    For most all 7mm calibers, it appears that 1:9 is the magic number, unless you're shooting really really heavy bullets.

    I like Douglas barrels, that's strange your's quit shooting right. Couldn't you have it cut back from the threads & have it rethreaded and rechambered to cut the throat out, if that could be the problem.

    Rock Creek's are also good. Pretty much any of the major manufacturers will be a good choice.
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    Unread 07-28-2013, 08:38 PM
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    I've never heard of savington, I guess I'll give them a little look. As to my Douglas, I had Shane Elder inspect it and he polished the throat. He said if that didn't fix the problem, he'd order a new barrel. Shane is so busy with his other business, it'd take over a year to get my rifle back. That's why I'm getting the barrel myself. Also, since he lives in western arkansas and I'm in southern mississippi, I'll have someone local do the work...Hopefully, Dixie precision rifles in Brandon, MS. I really wanted input about the bartlien giving me optimum performance in a 24"-26" in a 7mm-08.
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    Sorry, pulling your leg. People don't know what to call Remington barrels that headspace with the nut. Jim from NSS who came up with the concept called them Rem/Age. Someone else called them a Savington and I liked that better...

    Here is the thread from his listing on Savageshooters.com when he introduced this product: Remington - Pre-Fit Rem/Age Barrels

    You can find his contact details here

    Jim Briggs
    Northland Shooters Supply
    Phone - 763/682-4296 - BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME

    Fax - 763/682-6098
    Mailing address:
    PO Box 333
    Buffalo, MN 55313

    I'm not going to bother with an email address, because Jim does not bother with Email too much. But call him on the number listed during office hours CST and you will get great service.
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    Unread 07-28-2013, 10:13 PM
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    Re: brand/length/twist opinion

    Good luck getting a Rock, I've had a couple on order for going on three yrs. Here is a few off the excuses.

    They are being rifled.
    They are being contoured.
    They are being lapped
    Since it has taken so long I will come in and do them myself this weekend and send them to you for free.
    Mike f----ked up the rifling, will re-do them and get them to you pronto.

    I'm still waiting. Well not really, I gave up a long time ago.
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    Re: brand/length/twist opinion

    westclissf - Does the stock have to be opened up for the barrel nut? Can I use a regular H-S 700 Remington stock?
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