Re: Rebarrel or Rechamber my .243 Ackley?
1. $300 US for re chambering or chambering is like paying $1500 for a new Rem Sendaro. Nice gun and all, but not worth that much. Chamber job is normally $135-160 from most top LR/BR gunsmiths. Most will check front of rcvr and notify you if needs truing and that only runs $50 normally. Lugs another $25-30. Now if you are trying to milk that last .0001 out of it, maybe recut threads and sleeve bolt etc,
2. Barrels: All cost same so why buy something that is not the absolute best. Schneider might make a good barrel, but you never see it in the winners circle. For same money buy a Hart, Lilja, Spencer, Krieger, K & P.
3. While rebarreling, consider another caliber. Yea, I know some here love the 243 AI for LR deer but I think it is marginal unless perfect hit. I have shot deer with 243, but like a little more knockdown downrange than what it provides. I have also trailed too many deer hit less than perfect with 243, My brother in law thinks hitting a pie plate at 50 yds is an adequate zero. Just my 2 cents. 7wsm might make more sense and have more knockdown.