rebarreling a sendero

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  1. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I need to re barrel my 7mm sender.
    I am going to stay with the 7MM on this gun is it better to use a after market barrel brand vice having Remington do it. they can rebarrel it for half what my local gun smith can
    thanks
    retiredcpo
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Do you want a factory barrel that Remington gets for under $100 or a custom SS hand lapped barrel that costs $400?

    Why are you rebarreling? Is it due to poor accuracy? 7 mag barrels last for many rounds, it surely is not shot out is it?

    Jeff
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I agree....Aftermarket barrels are the way to go, unless you just want the gun to be back to original condition for sentimental value or collectors value.
     
  4. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    The gun is shot out I have many rounds through it and velocity is starting to fall off. If I use the Hornady guage the bullet is 3/8 of a inch past the end of the case.
    I just want it to shot again. This was my first long range rig and I used it for a lot of rock chucks have since added a few more long range guns so when it gets re barreld it will be a big game gun only
    will the after market barrels shoot better?
    retiredcpo
     
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    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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  6. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Not every aftermarket barrel will shoot better but most will. They are usually more consistent as well.
     
  7. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If the throat is the only thing worn out, have it rechambered to 7mmSTW, which will cut out the throat erosion and allow you to still make good use of the same barrel for around $150 by a smith. And for that money, he'll be truing up your headspacing, too, since he's remiving and reinstalling the barrel.
     
  8. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    I can understand the economic issue, and the consideration of having Remington rebarrel yours. But when you weigh the the pros and cons, it really ends up with a new Custom Barrel. The pros, are, much more uniform interior, and the gunsmith is probably going to use a tight spec reamer as well. That equals better accuracy, and no machine marks on your brass. I just built a custom 280, using a Brux barrel. Break in almost wasn't needed, per se" as it shot sub 1/2 inch groups on it's first outing, and the barrel simply dosen't foul! The odds are in favor of the new Custom barrel, will shoot well. The factory is MUCH more of a gamble!
    The other option is you could set back the barrel you have, but the price is almost not worth the gain! Just a few thoughts to consider.
     
  9. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    Well thanks for all the info
    Cost while parts of the decision is not the only parts
    I am wanting the most bang for my buck
    If the Barrel is not that much different I would go with the factory
    But Im thinking I would be happier with a after market.
    Im leaning towards the brux with the interrupted flutting
    thanks
    Retiredcpo
     
  10. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

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    A premium aftermarket barrel is the way to go if you are going to invest in smith time. I highly recommend a Brux, I use them as much as I can.
     
  11. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I think you will be pleased if you go with the custom in the long run. Plus you have the option to go with a little tighter twist if you want to try some larger bullets or get ready for some that are on the horizon.

    Jeff
     
  12. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    Often factory barrels will shoot just as good as customs, but if you are going to spend the money you might as well go custom, like Krieger, Rock Creek etc and increase the chances of a accurate barrel and it will increase the value of the rifle.
     
  13. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    no question, krieger or equivalent.
     
  14. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    retiredcpo, I think you will be very happy with a Brux barrel. I just purchased one, and had a Custom 280 built, around a M70 action. The break in was a dream, and the accuracy exceptional, as expected. Cleaning is a breeze! :)