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Old 07-18-2004, 09:34 AM
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switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

i have one but have never changed the barrels.i do have everything i need to do it.i just need the know how now.how tuff is it to do. its on a rem 700 in 338 rum done by R.W.HART ,thanks,keith
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Old 08-02-2004, 06:08 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

It is very easy if you have the wrenches. All my rifles are swith-barrelled and it is less than a 5 minute task.

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Old 08-02-2004, 06:19 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

I have several switch barrel guns and it is a piece of cake to change barrels. Clamp the barrel in a barrel vice and put the action wrench in the action and take apart like a nut and bolt its that easy.
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Old 08-02-2004, 06:25 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

Keith,
When you say switch barrel do you mean it was designed to swap barrels out or do you mean that you want to switch out a barrel?

If it's a true swap-a-barrel gun just follow the MFG's instructions.

If not I would find a good smith in your area that,
a.) knows how to true up an action
b.) has done more than 1 or 2 rebarrels

While it can be done the first time you try it with success. The odds of it being perfect are slim, no slam on your abilities but what you are talking about doing is pretty close to building a motor from a short block with out ever seeing one done before. It get's exceptionaly fun if your changing calibers which require a bolt modification.

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OBTW the reason I say get a smith that can true up the rifle is for the simple reason that since the barrels is off you might as well go the distance and get everything lined up perfectly as opposed to hoping the factory did it right.

Proceede carefuly in the dark.

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Old 08-03-2004, 05:33 PM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

www.rwhart.com did the work no it's the real thing.it shoots so good i think it's up to the shooter how good it can do.i love it they did it in no time flat after the barrels came in.do you have to re zero after you take the barrel off and put it back on.i got all the tools i need to do it from HART as well.i just need the nerve to try it ha ha.will the threads stand up to a lot of barrel changing.i would think so because all benchrest gun are switch barrel guns thanks,keith
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:58 PM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

One of my rifles is a RW Hart rifle it has to be 20 years old and shoots exellent I shot a 5 shot groop with it last year in VA that was 3.666" and 2 others in the 4" in 1000 Yard BR. It is on a Hart A1 action and started life as a short range BR gun when I got it had a 6ppc barrel on it now I have 3 barrels and more on the way. I use the copper anti size on the threads and keep them clean. When I want a new barrel I just call my smith and he orders the barrel chambers it and I pick it up no more bringing the gun in he has all the measurements for the action in his files.
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:18 PM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

i could never say enough good about HART i love there work.i could never do without one now.even if i had to sell a bunch of other guns to get one.
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