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Old 06-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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highridge1- Douglas offers a threaded, crowned, and chambered light palma barrel that is 30in long that is threaded to a rem 700 for about $300. Would this be a good or bad choice?
I checked their site and it shows $425 to fit a palma barrel to an action plus shipping and if you want SS it is $68 extra. Did you find something different somewhere else?
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

If you look under their price list, the fourth colum to the right. Is says Turned, Threaded Cut to Length Crowned & Polished for $283 and it says that price is for #4-#7 contour. You can send in your action as well and that price is $425.
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Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

The cheaper barrel will be a short chambered barrel then and still need a smith to install it.
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Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

All the smith would need to do is use a finish reamer and screw the barrel on correct?
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

Yes if you added the chambering option. You will have $400+ into it going that way.
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Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

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All the smith would need to do is use a finish reamer and screw the barrel on correct?
Actually, you could rent a finish reamer for ~$30 and set the headspace by hand. But, that presumes that you know what you're doing; that you have barrel/action wrenches; that your action doesn't need truing; that the tolerances happen to all fall into place between the barrel, receiver, and bolt.

Any single misstep will set you back and you'd wish you'd sent it to a good smith.

My advice would be to find out what it'll cost to get it done right and keep shooting it as is while you save up.

-- richard
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:19 PM
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Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

Thanks for all of the advise!
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