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Old 12-15-2010, 08:09 PM
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How much will a new barrel cost

I have a rem 700 sa in 308 that I want to have a new barrel put on it. I've never had a gun rebarreled before so I'm curious what the best way to go about it. Should I take the old one off myself or send it in complete. And can anyone recomend a good smith for the job. I would like the new one to be chambered in 260 and a heavy contour as well. Any info would be great thanks guys.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:47 PM
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Re: How much will a new barrel cost

a blank 28" or shorter will cost about $300 or so depending on who you get it from.

Wait time will vary from on the shelf to maybe 6 months.

look at www.6mmbr.com in their classifieds and they are normally there for sale at regular prices.

Look at each barrel maker and decide on which one of their contours will work for what you want and what twist. They have a chart on their sites.

DO NOT try to take it off yourself. If you are asking these questions you do not have the experience and tools to do it correctly in all probability.

Plus they will not charge to take it off. Just send/take the barrelled action to your smith.

Cost to rebarrel and crown will run approximately $200 +- a little either way.

Decide on the reamer you want to use. ie what throat length and min or max SAAMI.

Are you shooting the 130s or the 140s? that will determine your throat for example.

140s will require 8 twist and longer throat.

130s can be around 8.5 to 9 twist and shorter throat.

talk to the smith about which reamer he has and you want it no neck turn and min SAAMI probably. That may determine which barrel you get. Plus see what his wait time is for simple rebarrel and chamber.

while he is at it, I would have him use a trued recoil lug, face the receiver and lap the bolt lugs (another $150 +-)

Now, is your stock opened for that barrel contour? Maybe/Probably not, so send the stock and have it bedded ($80-150)

Several good smiths here for sure. Just call/email and ask the questions.

BH
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Thanks for the info. My stock already has enough room for a heavy barrel I don't have to worry about that. As far as taking the barrel
off I wasn't sure if that would cost extra so that's good to know.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:20 AM
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Re: How much will a new barrel cost

BH is correct. Most barrel mfg. are pretty close in price for a sporter barrel. Now is the perfect time to have your action properly blueprinted and a good recoil lug added if you were considering it. With the new lug you'll probably need the recoil lug mortise opened up in the stock, with that done this would be the perfect time get the barreled action bedded or pillar bedded. As you can see it starts to snowball. Depending on what your going to be using the rifle for we can discuss some other options. I'd be happy to work with you on this. Give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and we can figure out the best way to get you in a new barrel as cost effective as possible.

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:49 AM
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Re: How much will a new barrel cost

look at BERGARA bbls, the rem 700 drop ins and do it yourself.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:53 AM
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Re: How much will a new barrel cost

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Originally Posted by MTBULLET View Post
look at BERGARA bbls, the rem 700 drop ins and do it yourself.
as long as you have a barrel vise with correct sleeves, action wrench and go/no go guages

BH
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:04 PM
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Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Thanks for the info Kevin I'll be calling you in about an hour for some more info and set something up.
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