Home rebarreling a Rem 700?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by budlight, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rem 700 jewel trigger 243 with probably burned out 22 inch barrel. If I was to buy a barrel and a 243 head space gauge would this be pretty easy to do? I had gun smiths do my customs over the years. But this seems pretty basic. What is the best device to hold the gun and unthread the barrel?

    Please don't laugh!

    I considered just selling it, but for minor money I could make it something fun again with a 28 inch or so barrel with 243, 256. 264. 277, or 284 -08
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    go to BERGARA barrel web site. Their system is VERY easy to do and the bbl's i've used are superb.
     

  3. 22 Mag

    22 Mag Member

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    Budlight
    Give Jim Briggs a call. He is Northland Shooters Supply: 763-682-4296. He has a system to Headspace the Rem like a Savage rifle and it can be done at home. He can also help you with the right parts to get the old barrel off.

    22 Mag