Mischambered barrel?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by RangerBrad, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Hey fellas, Went to build some reloads for my 25-06 rebarreled with a kreiger barrel. went to check the overall length with berger 115gr bullets.
    Man this thing is 3.540 I can't see why they would possibly throat it that deep. Heck the boat tail of the bullet is not even in the neck of the brass. What's up with this and can it be fixed? Thank's, Brad
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Wow! It could probably be cut and set back and rechambered.

    Whomever did the finish work on it owes you some work and/or a new barrel.
     

  3. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,786
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    +1

    Both 25-06's I've owned had plenty of bullet in the neck when it was also in the lands. Even after a couple thousand rounds in one of them! And I'm not even talking VLD's, just normal hunting bullets like the 115 Nosler Ballistic Tip.

    Something done got goofy IMO.
     
  4. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    I knew someting was up. I was shooting the HSM rounds that are loaded with vld's and they were tight in my old barrel but had plenty of room in the new barrel. Brad
     
  5. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Wildrose, What do you mean by the finish work? I thought this would of been done by kreiger.
    Is there a way to find industry standard for oal? Believe I'm going to call gunsmith today that rebuilt this for me but, don't know what he can do now because taking the oldest on youth hunt this weekend then my bear hunt starts monday and me and the rifle will be tied up all month. I've ended up setting my berger reloads coal at 3.340 (longest I could make them just to fit in the magazine)and I'm getting decent groups with rifle at 100 yds ( still better than the best factory loads)especially with the lowest velocities(average 2860) but have noticed that velocities are all over ther scale. could this be caused by the bullet being made so long and also having to jump so far to get to the lands? Thank's, Brad
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  6. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,480
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    My loading manual says 3.250 MAX for an OAL..??
     
  7. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    That's max oal of bullet not chamber correct? Thank's, Brad
     
  8. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,480
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011

    Yes...correct
     
  9. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    No, normally they'll be shipped either as blanks or just rough chambered and then the gunsmith finishes it.

    Kreiger wouldn't even be able to do the finishing unless they had the action and bolt to do the head spacing.

    You can call Kreiger with the serial number and they can tell you exactly what they did.
     
  10. RangerBrad

    RangerBrad Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    290
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Re: Mischambered barrel? *UPDATE*

    Took rifle and old barrel to gunsmith and he showed me how the chamber was right with his go/no go gages we then started fooling with the Hornady OAL gauge and found out it was the problem. Wouldn't go all in to the chamber and was way off. Tried to resize it on press but it bent. Got to come up with a plan B to measure OAL but was very happy to find out it was not the chambering in the rifle. Thank god for a good smith that is willing to take time out to educate dummies like me, and heads up on those hornady OAL gages. Brad
     
  11. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,972
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Re: Mischambered barrel? *UPDATE*

    That is a very common problem with that style OAL gauge. You can always put the modified case in and close the bolt on it, then thread in the gauge. It works well for those sticky gauges.
     
  12. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,210
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Brad there's a way of doing a "Casting" with clay that can determine the exact dimensions of your chamber.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011