Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


Reply

How much will a new barrel cost

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 12-16-2010, 01:58 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 64
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

I just had a M700 SA rebarreled at Hart in NY. Went from .243 to .308 with .342 neck. They did a terrific job. 26" MHV (.940) at muzzle with spiral fluting. They did all the blueprinting,etc. mentioned above plus a couple of extras. Cost a little over 1200.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-16-2010, 02:08 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: greenwood, IN
Posts: 3,543
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Quote:
Originally Posted by rugerdog5 View Post
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.
You are so lucky! Put the rifle in your car and drive over to Pacnor's place. Have them rebarrel to whatever your heart's desire is. You'll probably come out a hundred fifty dollars ahead, and they do nice work. If the barrel contour you changing to is bigger you will have to open up the stock's forend for clearence, and this you can do yourself with a little elbow grease. I'd also recommend buy a Hollands recoil lug when you change the barrel. Then you will need a complete rebedding, but it's worth it.

you should be able to have Pacnor do the rebarreling job for about $450 or maybe less. They are great barrels. They also offer a barrel nut assembly like Savage uses for their Remingtons. I know three or four guys that went this way and love it. I suggest you get on Pacnor's website and see what they have to offer. They probably have more chamberings than anybody else out there.
gary

Last edited by Trickymissfit; 12-16-2010 at 02:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-20-2010, 10:59 AM
kc kc is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Swartz creek Mi
Posts: 969
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Listen to BH.. he is right on target..if you do the work it can be a big mistake if you have no experence. find a real good gunsmith and be picky about your Barrel and your Smith.
I have one that I depend on who builds my Springfields and has been in many Rifle Magazines.
if you want the job done right, find a real good gunsmith that knows his $#!t..if not you will pay dearly. you can pack your rifle in a case and send it to another State if need be.
My Barrels that I buy, run just over $400.00. but were talking about shooting over 500 yards.
Its quality,reputation. Don't skimp on this purchase and the work.

if you wont names of the best barrel, makers there are a few among many.
__________________
Keith Sage.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-20-2010, 01:37 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 105
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Thanks for th. Recomendation about pacnor. They are in the same state as me but it would be far cheaped to to send it to them it's not a short trip to get to there shop for me.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-20-2010, 03:06 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 307
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Nice thing about this site is that you can see many examples of quality workmanship and the examples from hunts and targets shown by listers. IT's easy enough to do a search on your suspected smith's and see what kind of work they have done here on the sight.


Matt
__________________
Matt Roth
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-20-2010, 03:35 PM
kc kc is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Swartz creek Mi
Posts: 969
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Pacnor makes fantastic Barrels..you might enclude having your bolt action BLUE PRINTED also.
You wont go wrong, a good, a damned good Gun Smith would do this and the accuracy will be even better. Some would pass on encluding having this done but my Gun Smith at
Williams(Rod) I doubt he would let this pass.
Do it right the first time and you wont be unhappy.
__________________
Keith Sage.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 105
Re: How much will a new barrel cost

Yeah I'm not big on going the cheap rout I've already contacted a smith I've heard nothing but great things about on this site. And as soon as I get my tax return it will be shipped to him. I will be getting it blueprinted at the same time it's pretty foolish not to IMO.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: How much will a new barrel cost
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
low cost barrel blanks sniper2 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 12 10-09-2013 02:19 PM
local cost of barrel installation partisan1911 Gunsmithing 14 04-25-2010 01:27 PM
Barrel fitting / Truing cost shaneman153d Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 8 02-25-2010 03:25 AM
How Much Does it Cost... Misfire Reloading 5 03-21-2008 05:05 PM
cost per reload givemeashot Reloading 11 08-22-2005 09:18 PM

Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 7.96%
346 Votes
1 - 2.78%
121 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.52%
631 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.35%
884 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.82%
644 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.70%
378 Votes
10 or more - 30.86%
1,341 Vote
Total Votes: 4,345
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC