Originally Posted by retiredcpo
The gun is shot out I have many rounds through it and velocity is starting to fall off. If I use the Hornady guage the bullet is 3/8 of a inch past the end of the case.
I just want it to shot again. This was my first long range rig and I used it for a lot of rock chucks have since added a few more long range guns so when it gets re barreld it will be a big game gun only
will the after market barrels shoot better?
I can understand the economic issue, and the consideration of having Remington rebarrel yours. But when you weigh the the pros and cons, it really ends up with a new Custom Barrel. The pros, are, much more uniform interior, and the gunsmith is probably going to use a tight spec reamer as well. That equals better accuracy, and no machine marks on your brass. I just built a custom 280, using a Brux barrel. Break in almost wasn't needed, per se" as it shot sub 1/2 inch groups on it's first outing, and the barrel simply dosen't foul! The odds are in favor of the new Custom barrel, will shoot well. The factory is MUCH more of a gamble!
The other option is you could set back the barrel you have, but the price is almost not worth the gain! Just a few thoughts to consider.