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Old 02-22-2012, 01:29 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

Where can I find a gunsmith who can make some barrels for a Weatherby Mk5?

I would like to be able to switch calibers on one action.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:36 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

Try Montour County Rifles, he advertises here.

Most good gunsmiths will keep your chamber dimensions on file, so that they can easily chamber another barrel to match the first. But be sure to torque the barrel about 50 ft. lbs., (get the appropriate action wrench) then check it with go/no go guages. The headspace must be on to the last .0015".
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:08 PM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

I have several---my favorite is my 6.5x284 or when switched a 338 Lapua Improved. The way my Smith fits them they are easy to do in the field. We try to do the tubes when we build the rifle.

After you get used to the equipment it takes less than 5 minutes to change. I have springs under my barrel vise to hold up the top clamp!! Makes it easier when you only have 2 hands.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:36 PM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

Thanks for the info.. I have a Brownell's vise which fits a winchester and a weatherby markV, according to them. It seems a little loose?

What kind of vice do you have?

The 'smith you recommend is booked up full???

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:19 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

I have several rifles with more than one barrel. I use a pretty basic vice and wrench to twist them apart. I do have one tip to offer to help prevent marring the finish on a barrel. It works especially well in removing tight factory barrels. Heavy copper ground wire found in places like Home Depot can be wrapped around the barrel in two places. I use an old barrel as a mandrel. The picture shows how they look. They will flatten and grip the barrel with little slippage. If they do slip the copper that gets rubbed off can be easily removed with a copper solvent.

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Old 02-23-2012, 12:29 PM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

WOW!! Thanks, AZ!!
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:09 AM
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Re: switch barrel gun does anybody use one ?

I know this is an old thread but is that hard on the barrel threads to take the barrel off and put it back on over and over? Will that shorten headspace over time?
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