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.........??
This is not meant to be negative, It is just a comment.
The first thing that happens if you talk someone out of what they want you end up with a very unhappy customer.
You should advise and talk about all of the pitfalls if the person wants to go a certain way but not tell him unless it is
unsafe. Call it a cop out but if a smith builds what the person wants after being told of the possible problems
they should not have any complaints with the Smith.
I tried this a long time ago and found it to be to much trouble for the "Savings".
I also tried the contender way and saw no advantage in it. After a while I ended up with almost
a dozen complete pistols. Now I am down to a select few that I like to shoot/hunt with.
The rifles rifles definitely did not impress me. They were never ready to just grab and shoot,
and it seamed like the one I wanted to use was the one that was apart and I would have to
tear down the one that was shooting good,assemble the one I wanted to use and then re sight
it in before going hunting/shooting and hope the accuracy was still there.
Everyone should probably try the switch barrel route at least once and then decide for themselves.
It was definitely not for me. I would rather have one rifle ready to go than two that were not.
Just my Opinion for what it is worth.
J E CUSTOM