Hart Barrels - I need your input
I recently discovered this forum. I've been reading it ravenously. I've learned quite a bit in a short amount of time. From the things I've read, there are a great many people on this board that offer good advice. So here's my current issue....
I have a Remington 700 ADL in stainless steel. The gun is about 15 years old and has the original plastic stock on it and the original 22" barrel that's about as skinny as a whip. The gun has never produced accuracy that I've been happy with. Sometimes it would shoot ok, then in the next session the POI would move and if I shot the gun long enough in one session, the shot group would "walk"
Since the base action is a good platform, I've decided to work this gun over. I've had a gunsmith work-over the trigger so that it performs the way I like. I've ordered an H-S Precision stock. Once I have it and install the action, I'll do some more testing. Unless the gun suddenly starts performing superbly, I'd like to rebarrel the gun with a heavier 24" barrel in the hopes of improving accuracy and improving ballistic performance of the ammunition.
Here's my question....Hart barrels...can anyone provide a reference for them? I've read some good things about them and looking at their web site, they seem to have a pretty good deal. It entails rebarreling the action (with a contour of my choice), chamber, lap the lugs, square the action, crown, and contour. All that for $600. What do you think of that? Seems like a pretty comprehensive job. Is there something I've missed? Is there another company I should consider? and if so, why?
As a final note, my intent with the gun is to hunt whitetails. Shots will range from up close and personal to 500yds. Of course, you might be able to tell from my 'handle' the caliber will be .280Rem
Thanks in advance for any and all input.
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