Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Re-barrel Rem 700

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2013, 09:32 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 32
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?

Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 09:47 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 108
Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

Barlein shows all their contour demensions on their website.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 10:07 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,543
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.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2013, 11:07 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 32
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!
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:19 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 906
Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

Grizzly and Bugholes has them in stock, ready to ship.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 10:53 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 32
Re: Re-barrel Rem 700

I didn't see any .308 barrels with an 11 twist though.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 11:09 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: on the Southern Plains
Posts: 1,104
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?
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face. Not everything can be fixed on an internet forum!
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 26.01%
1,546 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.16%
1,912 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.03%
1,369 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.03%
596 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.89%
231 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.89%
291 Votes
Total Votes: 5,945
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC