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Old 06-29-2007, 05:08 AM
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Some rebarrel questions

I plan to rebarrel my Swedish Husqvarna 1640 30-06 to a 338 WM.
(Action is similar to a Interarms Mark X)

I have bought a Hogue stock for it and a Bold Optima trigger.
The barrel will be a Lothar Walther CM, 26", 1-10, but I cant decide on the profile.

I will do some walking with the rifle so it cant be to have but I also dont like barrels thin as a straw. And since I shoot a lott in prone position I dont want it to light either...

The profiles I have looked at is
#2100: Light Weight Varmint
#2140: Medium Sporter Varmint

Maybe #1450 Super-Magnum Sporter.

Flutes or no flutes?

Can any one help me dicide? :-)
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:05 AM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Not to sure how LW works their profile but I personaly like a little heavier barrel and I realy like flutes. So for me I'd say get a barrel thats barrel was about .725" muzzle diameter in a sporter profile and have it fluted. But thats me.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:45 AM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Hi

The #2100: Light Weight Varmint is .700 in the muzzle.


ěD1 = 0.700"
ěD2 = 0.900"
ěD3 = 1.200"
L1 = 3.0"
L2 = 7.0"
L3 = 26" or 28"

Would that be OK you think?
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Old 06-30-2007, 07:43 PM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Ligth Varmint w/Flutes, 25" would work well for me.

.003 cents worth

I had a Husquvarna in 240 Wby back in the nineties that I had put a medium contour (3) bbl on. How Sweet It Was. I got tired of the muzzle jump, and let it go. But that was a nice action.

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Old 07-01-2007, 01:23 AM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Thanks for your answer.

25", is that long enough for 338 WM?

Here are the parts so far, with the original 3006 barrel.

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Old 07-10-2007, 04:16 PM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Here it is as it looks now. If I just could afford the new barrel now...

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Old 07-10-2007, 06:37 PM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

You are going from 30-06 to 338 WM? There is going to have to me modification to the bolt face if I am not mistaken.

There are other options also, the 338 Scovill (based on the 30-06) will push a 200gr in a 24" tube at about 2600fps. From the Barnes book, it lists Varget as 2571 fps for starting and high load at 2765. The 338 WM with varget and a 200gr and 24" tube shows 2652 low and 2877 high.

I don't know of much info available for the scovill besides the barnes reloading book but I am considering a build in that caliber, if the 338WM is readily available to you then that might be better, but there always 30-06 cases to neck up to the scovill.

Also if you have to open the bolt face, then that might change your mind.

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