Turning a .308" barrel into a .338" barrel.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Michael Eichele, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible? Can a barrel maker punch a 308 barrel out to a 338 barrel?

    Would it save time vs ordering a new one? Whould it cost just as much?
     
  2. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    No and no.

    Just buy a blank and have it installed.
     

  3. anachronism

    anachronism Well-Known Member

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    Your barrel can be rebored. I've talked with a couple of guys who have done it & was told that I shouldn't expect miracles from reboring. Their accuracy was about par with original factory barrels, definitely not match grade. I quoted a rebore once & it was around $200.00, as i recall. I passed on it.
     
  4. txlongrange

    txlongrange Well-Known Member

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    Good advice here. JMHO.