barrel blank length??

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by cowboy717, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking into getting things for my Edge build, I'm wanting to probably go with a 30 inch barrel if I can. What length would the blank need to be? Also would like to know if anyone knows of a good smith in the mid Missouri area?
    Thanks!
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Just tell the barrel maker that you want a barrel that will finish at 30" (he will send you one
    approx 31" long) You allways want to cut at least 1/2" of the muzzle end.

    Some barrel makers put a saw mark in the muzzle to force you to cut it off.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    Let the barrel maker know what length you want it to finish at, some sell them already cut some need the muzzle cut.
     
  4. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    I think center shot rifles are in your neck of the woods. I hear jim does good work