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Unread 03-26-2014, 10:41 PM
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Hart barrels

First off, I have a serious .338 cal itch that needs scratched. Well I have decided that the 338 Edge is the chambering for me.

I will start off with the Rem 700 M40 long range in 300 rum, which I will sell the barrel off of.

While searching many barrel makers on the web I happened to run across Hart barrels. I noticed that they will chamber, install the barrel, true the action, lap the lugs and crown for $700 (price of barrel included).
I'm thinking sendaro or varmint countour finished at 30" Spiral fluted


Now onto my question, Hart will also install a Vais break for $195. Is this the only break they will install or will they install a timed break such as muscle breaks?


Also, if any of you have had them re-barrel your action, please chime in with your results.
This will be my first time with custom work. Any advice is appreciated.

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    Unread 03-27-2014, 12:03 AM
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    Re: Hart barrels

    I've never used them, but have heard excellent things. Let us know. I also hear the VIAS brakes are good. I've had good luck with radial brakes in the past, so I'd assume they'd work fine.
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    Unread 03-27-2014, 01:57 PM
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    Re: Hart barrels

    I've had them do 2 in the past. I nothing but praise for the folks at Hart!! Karen Hart's CS is very good. Both of my rifles shoot great as well.
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    Unread 03-27-2014, 02:34 PM
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    Re: Hart barrels

    Have a good buddy that had a hart barrel installed in the 338 RUM with really poor results. Had to have it barreled again. This time he had Trevor at Cloud Peak Gunworks Home Page do the work with outstanding results. This guy is a treasure chest to talk with & hard core long range shooter/hunter/harvester Worth the phone call
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    Unread 03-27-2014, 02:49 PM
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    Re: Hart barrels

    I have never used a Hart barrel, but have experience with several .338 EDGE rifles. If you are doing serious longrange shooting go with a heavier contour than sendero . Even if the mechanical accuracy is equivalent, it is quite a bit harder to shoot a rifle with a lighter contour at extended distances. If you are planning on shooting prone, you will like the brakes with no bottom ports much better. Gary
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    Unread 03-27-2014, 02:52 PM
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    Re: Hart barrels

    I have my doubts that Jim Hart would have an issue with a rifle he barreled and not stand behind his work! In fact, I had them to build a 6.5-06 that shot lights out with 120g BT but wouldn't shoot the 140 Bergers all that well. After discussing the problem it was discovered that I had a 1:10 TW barrel. Jim paid for the shipping both ways and had my "new" barrel fitted and returned in 2 weeks. In my book that can't be beat!
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    Unread 03-27-2014, 02:55 PM
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    Re: Hart barrels

    Point to above post added: it was almost 2 years after I received the original barrel that I informed them of the problem. That was my first build and they didn't know me from Adam.
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