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Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

 
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:04 PM
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Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

Is it possible? Can a barrel maker punch a 308 barrel out to a 338 barrel?

Would it save time vs ordering a new one? Whould it cost just as much?
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:29 AM
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Re: Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

No and no.

Just buy a blank and have it installed.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:11 PM
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Re: Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

Your barrel can be rebored. I've talked with a couple of guys who have done it & was told that I shouldn't expect miracles from reboring. Their accuracy was about par with original factory barrels, definitely not match grade. I quoted a rebore once & it was around $200.00, as i recall. I passed on it.
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Old 02-03-2009, 02:10 AM
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Re: Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

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No and no.

Just buy a blank and have it installed.
Good advice here. JMHO.
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