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Re-barrel Rem 700

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:32 PM
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Re-barrel Rem 700

I have a Rem 700 that sits in a McMillan Hunter's Edge stock that I'm interested in putting a new barrel on. What are people's thoughts on a Bartlein 30 cal 10 twist SS #3 fitting the stock inlet channel? The McM website says "The slender forend will accept up to a factory magnum barrel contour or custom barrel similar to a #3 Douglas or smaller." The Douglas #3 contour has a muzzle diameter of 0.625 where as my barrel in it now has a 0.660. The Bartlein has a 0.670 diameter.

What I'm worried about is the diameter of the contour that goes through the inlet of the stock. Does the Bartlein have a totally different contour than the factory Remington? Should I be concerned?

Also what does my existing barrel weigh? Just the barrel?

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:47 PM
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Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

Barlein shows all their contour demensions on their website.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:07 PM
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Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

What caliber? If .308 Win, go with a 5R rifled 11.25" twist.

.300 WinMag 5R 1:10" twist.

These are just simply my opinions. I'm sure others will chime in.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

It's for a 30-06. From what I've been told the 11.25 twist would be the best choice, but the 10 twist would be fine and I probably would never notice any difference.

I could special order one of these, but the waits are ridiculous these days. I'm blown away at how long of a wait there is for a new barrel. For Krieger it's 6-8 months!
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:19 AM
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Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

Grizzly and Bugholes has them in stock, ready to ship.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:53 AM
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Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

I didn't see any .308 barrels with an 11 twist though.
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:09 AM
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Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

If ya' it just has to be a Bartlein, Krieger, or PacNor be prepared to wait! Nothing "crazy" about wait times for custom barrels. That's just the way it is,,,, very high demand for the product = long lead times. Production can only go so fast and still be of the desired quality. There are several other quality barrel makers with shorter lead times than those I mentioned above. Take a look at Hart and Brux. Either can get you into a 10 twist barrel quicker. At a muzzle diameter of .660 you are barreling a 'hunting' rifle, aren't you?
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