Originally Posted by rugerdog5
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.