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Unread 02-05-2004, 06:11 AM
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Switch Barrel Set up ????? for a gunsmith.

Hi and thanks for replying,

I have a Remington 700 Action (long, magnum), that was set up by a gunsmith friend of my dads. It has a pinned recoil lug and is set up as a switch barrel rifle. It is currently a single shot .300 RUM.

My question: Can I have a barrel threaded and chambered by say PAC NOR, and a set of Dies made for it? I want to use an empty case to head space it? I want a 6.5 WSM barrel chambered for it, and would rather not send the rifle out to a smith. Is this possible?

I would also consider buying the barrel from a gunsmith and having do the work and then send me the barrel when he is done.

Andrew
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    Re: Switch Barrel Set up ????? for a gunsmith.

    unless they have measurements from previous work on your gun they wont be able to pre-fit you a barrel. they will need the action--unless the previous smith has the dims on file and can send them to pac-nor--even then it is up to their discretion--they probably wouldnt want the liability.

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    Re: Switch Barrel Set up ????? for a gunsmith.

    Thanks jb1000br

    I thought setting the Remington as a switch barrel would have been like a Savage. Buy a threaded pre-chambered barrel, set headspace and shoot it.

    I have a lot to learn, thanks again!
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    Re: Switch Barrel Set up ????? for a gunsmith.

    I would send them the action so they can fit the barrel thread pitch and diameter to match your trued receiver, "exactly".

    I would not go to the expense and accept a loose barrel thread, which would more than likely be the result. POI shift will be almost certain.

    I'll be using ramp thread and also lapping them in in the future.
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    Re: Switch Barrel Set up ????? for a gunsmith.

    I have all my actions done by one smith and he has all the measurements. Just call hem and tell hem what gun I want a barrel for and he orders it and chambers it wall I shoot the gun. But he has to have the action for the first barrel to take measurements.
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    Re: Switch Barrel Set up ????? for a gunsmith.

    Thanks crow mag..............Who do you use?

    Andrew
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