Barrel Search

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dahunta, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    Can somebody please throw some sites at me where i can get a barrel for a remington action.douglas,shilen, krieger or anything.just having trouble findin a company that looks down to earth and easy like sharpshootersupply is for savage!
     
  2. Two-0-four

    Two-0-four Member

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    For what your looking for I'd say "Douglas Barrels" in WV. You can send them your barreled action and they will take the old barrel off and put your new Douglas barrel on for under 500.00. Yes, that includes "all" the gunsmithing but the barrel will need to be blued. I think thats a pretty good deal. I have one I want to send in to make a .264 Win Mag out of. :D
    Anyway, check them out. This link is for the page I'm telling you about.
    Palma
     

  3. hammertyme

    hammertyme Well-Known Member

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    Google mcgowenbarrel.com. You won't be disappointed and you should have it back in 4-6 weeks. They are in Montana

    Neal
     
  4. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    okay i think ive narrowed it down to a 28" douglas in the heavy target.now i need to do some lookin for a bolt with a mag head.any recommendations?
     
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  6. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    sorry,guess i left out some info.im building off of a 270 so i need a magnum bolt head that will grab the 300wsm.right?was really wanting a custom look so i didnt want to get a factory bolt.but guess i could get a factory bolt and put that knob on it if i cant find anything else.thanks for the quick replies!
     
  7. walter351

    walter351 Well-Known Member

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    I have a .264 win mag that has a 27.5" barrel on it. It shoots great, the first group with cleaning in between each shoot with factory ammo was .873". This is a button barrel and has proven to be a great barrel as my current loads are usually 3 shots touching each other

    www.riflebarrels.com

    I also building a .338 edge and I am using a bartlein barrel. They just set a bunch of new records in Tacoma a couple of months ago. This paticular rifle has cut rifling.

    Bartlein Barrels, Inc. - Main Page
     
  8. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    if i was comfortable forming my own brass i would be leaning towards that 338 edge too.very tempting.
     
  9. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    You can have your bolt opened to fit the mag case, you can look around for a magnum bolt for sale, or you can call Dave Kiff at PTG and order a new one. I think there is a link in the sponsor section.
     
  10. gunnut82

    gunnut82 New Member

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    You have to have a gunsmith headspace a remington.Savage can be headspaced with the jamnut.Benchmark is a very good barrel and reasonably inexpensive.gun)
     
  11. dahunta

    dahunta Well-Known Member

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    okay.thanks for the post but...you dont "have to have" a gunsmith set the headspace on a remington.i agree you have to have alot of tools and equipment to do it.how did gunsmiths become gunsmiths?they surely couldn't work on guns before they were "gunsmiths".i am really surprised at the amount of people on here that dont do their own work.of course gunsmiths want you to think that they are the only ones that can work on stuff.it might take a while to get it right if u arent experienced but it is hard to get experience if you dont start somewhere!
     
  12. WyoRanchHand

    WyoRanchHand Active Member

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    Douglas will open your bolt face to magnum dimension for an additional $25.
     
  13. gunnut82

    gunnut82 New Member

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    I have been building remingtons for thirty years and I am not a gunsmith.I build twenty to thirty guns a year.I would not want to discourage anyone from trying to do their own work but you do have to be willing to make a major investment to be able to thread and chamber a rifle.Without some major help or be willing to really study it could be a disaster.Good luck with your project.
     
  14. Frequent Flyer

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    Try this bolt


    DavidTubb.com.html