Originally Posted by Greg Duerr
I was talking to SGR Custom Rifles about a switch Barrel. I have a .243AI on a Remington 700 SA ..............McMillan Stock, Jewell Trigger, Sako Extractor. Having a 7mm-08 AI Barrel installed that is the same contour sure seems like a interesting way to have Two Custom Rifes for a whole lot less than two different ones.......Just changing barrels for different applications. Dosent do much for the bottom end of a Custom Gunsmith. I would think they would talk you out of it, but Stan at SGR Custom sugjested it to me. He is one of the listed Smiths @ www.6mmbr.com
Has anyone ever seen a swithch barrel, used one, Pro's and Con's.........??
It is a lot of expense if done correctly and even then you will most likely have to re zero it every
time you switch barrels.
Even though they are the same contour they will have different barrel harmonics due to the different
twist rates, bore diameters and intensities of the cartriges.
I'm sure that someone has one that they can just switch them out and shoot but I have never been
able to and don't know anyone that can.
Even though it may be a little more expensive to build two rifles I find it easier to make them shoot
more accurately because you can tune the rifle, stock and ammo to best suit each one.
Accuracy is a combination of all components and mix and match parts doesent lend it's self to be
the best it can be.
Just my opinion based on several attempts and less than stellar performance by ether.
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