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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:51 AM
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I am about to rebarrel my burned out 30/378 Weatherby Accumark. I am looking for a reputable gunsmith to do this task for me. Am not able to find anyone locally that gives me the comfort that they know what they are doing. My desire is to have a quality rifle when done.

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    Unread 04-05-2013, 07:01 AM
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    Telling people where you live might help?? And are you on some sort of tight budget??
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    Unread 04-05-2013, 07:13 AM
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    Sully,

    Thanks for the response. I live in Montana and Michigan. As to budget not too constrained. I am willing to ship it to a good gunsmith.
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    Unread 04-05-2013, 08:26 AM
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    I'm sure Kirby Allen would be willing to help you out. Never had him do any work personally, but I hear he's one hell of a smith. He's on here, too. Uses the name "FiftyDriver".
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    What part of MT, Billings GF Missoula Helena Kalispell? There are some great smiths in the state.
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    Unread 04-05-2013, 09:47 AM
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    Kalispell
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    Unread 04-05-2013, 10:26 AM
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    Are you planning to rebarrel in 30-378 Wby Mag? Are you interested in shooting at long range (1000yd or more)? Consider the ballistics of the 338 Norma Magnum which can shoot lower drag bullets from that action giving more downrange energy, more supersonic range, and (especially) lower wind deflection. It will also give considerably longer barrel life. Cost of the rebarreling should be the same.
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