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

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Unread 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?
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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    Unread 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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    Unread 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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    Unread 02-03-2009, 02:10 AM
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    Re: Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

    Originally Posted by NesikaChad View Post
    No and no.

    Just buy a blank and have it installed.
    Good advice here. JMHO.
    Be careful going with the might get sucked down the drain!
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