Vanguard s2 rc re-barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tbrice23, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    My vanguard s2 in 270 win. has 1700 rds shot through its factory barrel. Its had good days ( 8 point whitetail 310 yards) and because it has a throat of cheap hooker im getting 140gr SGK to 3050 fps with h4350. Thus it turnned out to be quite the barrel burner.
    I need advice on rebarreling. Douglas will work on metric threads, square the action and install XX ss barrel for under $600.
    Also Im considering 6.5 284 for 140gr performance and bullet selection. Anyone have better option on smithing / barrels? And as far as ACCURACY is concerned am I on the right track on 270 win. vs 6.5 284?
     
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    My smith re-threaded the receiver from metric to standard. I would go that direction.

    No big preference in cartridge, but I would go 6.5-284 over the 270 WSM (don't tell bigngreen :rolleyes::cool:) because of better selection of bullets and Lapaua brass.
     

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    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    It's a 270 (winchester). Ming you I have a thousand bullets all dies and 900 pc of brass but I guess I could re form the brass to 6.5 284?
     
  4. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    The reason is that 6.5 284 is the only other cartridge im interested in that I can keep the same bolt face and keep the long action the same.
     
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    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Well you can always sell the bullets and dies, and yeah, you'll take a little loss. You can probably get a little for the brass too. The 284 and 270 cases are the same capacity, so the 6.5 will be a little more over bore, but I do like the bullet options and brass better. 50 pieces of Lapua brass will last the life of the barrel, probably 2 barrels.
     
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    embork Well-Known Member

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    you can go with a 6.5-06AI. you will have good bullet selection. then trim your 270 brass to length then go shoot.gun)
     
  7. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    I bet barrel life would be worse than 6.5 284.
     
  8. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

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    Or grow a pair and do a partial break and have it nitrided like Montanarifleman.