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Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

Hey guys I got a Vanguard 22-250 (sporter barrel) that im thinking about swapping the barrel out to a Heavy barrel also in 22-250 (howa barrel) and was wondering what it would cost to have the barrels swapped. Thanks
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 07:50 AM
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    Re: Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

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    Hey guys I got a Vanguard 22-250 (sporter barrel) that im thinking about swapping the barrel out to a Heavy barrel also in 22-250 (howa barrel) and was wondering what it would cost to have the barrels swapped. Thanks


    Vanguards have metric threads and most smiths will not do them, However there are some barrel
    companies that will ship you a barrel pre-threaded (And pre-chambered if you want them to).

    I do not recommend pre chambered barrels but if you can get the barrel pre threaded then you or
    your Smith can chamber it.

    Some barrel makers "Short chamber" but if it is not concentric or sized right .005 to .007 thousandths
    is not enough to clean it up.

    Decide which way you want to go and talk to your smith, or talk to him first and ask if he does metric
    threads and how much ether way.

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    Unread 03-28-2013, 08:27 AM
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    Re: Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

    I wouldn't put a Howa take off on it. To put a new barrel on it is the same as most any other action.
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    Unread 03-28-2013, 10:08 AM
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    Re: Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

    Im definately not buying a new aftermarket barrel. I can get a take off for about $50 so thats why i was wondering what it would cost to swap them.
    I dont have a smith at all around here that i know and for sure trust.
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    Re: Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

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    Im definately not buying a new aftermarket barrel. I can get a take off for about $50 so thats why i was wondering what it would cost to swap them.
    I dont have a smith at all around here that i know and for sure trust.
    A take off will still have to be head spaced with a reamer. I have only seen 2 barrels over about 15
    years that head spaced with the replacement barrel.

    The other option is to sell your Vanguard and buy a new one or another brand with the caliber you
    want. This way you wont have to get with a smith at all and it should not cost that much using the
    difference in the sale of the old vanguard and a new one. The last time I saw one it was under
    $400.00 new.

    You should be able to sell yours for $300.00 +

    Something to think about.

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    Re: Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

    Its the caliber i want. Was just curious if it would be worth swapping to have the heavy barrel.
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    Re: Vanguard barrel swap/cost?

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    Its the caliber i want. Was just curious if it would be worth swapping to have the heavy barrel.

    A heavy barrel can be a little more accurate than a light barrel some times but normally they are
    just more forgiving with different ammo where as the light barrels need more load development
    to find the right load.

    If it shoots good, don,t mess with it.

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