Originally Posted by gslinger
Told i could save hundreds on rebarreling, by telling barrel company my action make and that it has been trued.They will thread and chamber barrel plus thread for muzzle break for no extra charge (FREE).I only have to take action and barrel to gunsmith for assembly and head spacing.IS THIS TRUE. Would not threads need custom cut to match new cut of threads on the action.If true anybody know the company.
It is true. "But", if you want the best thread fit,chamber and everything concentric don't wast your
I have repaired/redone many pre threaded and chambered barreled actions and without exception
there was something wrong with every one of them.Most had a very rough chamber that was
not centered on the bore because of the very used reamer and very little cleaning of the reamer
durring chambering. (Most smiths clean the reamer every .020 to .030 of cutting)unless they have
a high pressure flushing system that allows them to clean less often.
A short chambered and pre threaded barrel has the best chance of being OK but the thread fit is
still a crap shoot.
Proper Gunsmithing is more than just screwing some parts together. A quality rifle is assembled
with every part hand fitted and as near perfict as possible. Anything less is just a production or
factory rifle and quality is just the luck of the draw.
The people that have tried this were satisfied until they compared there pre threaded and
chambered rifle against a true custom built rifle, then they brought them to a smith and spent
more money to do the job right.
This may sound like a smith trying to drum up more jobs, but most good smiths have more
work than they can handel. It is just advice.
Some people have had good luck with these type of builds (The ones I never hear from) but a
good smith cant roll the dice and has to produce a quality product "EVERY TIME" if he wants to
stay in business.
So armed with this information you can make the decision to go eather way, and hopefully you
will get a good shooting rifle and save a few bucks.
Just an opinion
J E CUSTOM