New barrel or new rifle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bobcat trapper, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. bobcat trapper

    bobcat trapper Well-Known Member

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    I have Winchester super shadow in 300 wsm that used to drive tacks. After about 2500 round the groups are starting to go to crap. here is the question would it be easier to sell the rifle and get another one or to have it rebarreled with say a lija barrel.I am going to stick with the 300wsm as a caliber though for sure.
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I personaly would rebarrel it with a quality barrel and the action trueing you will have a real "tack driver". Also you can have a slightly tighter chamber cut with a throat to match you specific needs ie lighter bullet ,
    VLD ogive , free bore or what ever. Also , it you shoot only light bullets then you can get a slower twist or faster twist if you want to shoot heaver bullets
     

  3. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    rebarrel for sure, it will probably shoot better than it used to.
     
  4. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

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    Rebarrel. I would go with a 1-11 twist. It is good for up to 200s and down about as low as you want to go. I put a 1-11 Lilja on mine with a min SAAMI reamer and .344 neck. That is tighter than factory, but all factory fit into it with about 002-.004 in the neck.

    BH
     
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Yup, what all the above guys said,