Want to re-barrel savage

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by VjjR, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. VjjR

    VjjR Well-Known Member

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    I have a savage 11 in 270 wsm that i would like to build into a 243 win. What barrel manufacturers are there that offer a prefit barrel available? I would like a fluted barrel between 22-24" long and possibly a muzzle brake. I know ER shaw has one but only in 10" twist. I believe I want an 8 or 9" twist. Plan to shoot at longer ranges with 100 to 105 gr rounds.

    I would appreciate any input,

    Vic
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Shilen, Pac Nor, McGowan, Sin Arms, Sharp Shooter Supply(if you can get through and or stand the wait) and a ton of others. Make sure they know it is for a large shank.

    Don't forget that you'll also need a different mag box, bolthead, and firing pin assembly.
     

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    VjjR Well-Known Member

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    didn't think about firing pin assembly. I know Shilen wont flute barrels.

    Thanks
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Yep, on short actions, the firing pins are different lengths between standard and magnum boltheads.

    Shilen won't but there are gunsmiths and machinists that will.
     
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    VjjR Well-Known Member

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    I read on their web site that they don't recommend fluting and it will void the warranty. not that it would discourage me, I would just like to purchase the complete deal
     
  6. Bill Maylor

    Bill Maylor Well-Known Member

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    I like the re-barrel Shilen did for me. I had an old Savage 110-308. Sent them the old barrel and action told them what I was looking for, they made some recommendations which I took and am very happy with there work. Bill Maylor.
     
  7. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Bill: Not trying to hijack this thread but how long did it take and what price range was it in. thanks
     
  8. Bill Maylor

    Bill Maylor Well-Known Member

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    I received from Shilen a 26" CM Bull barrel/ 1 in 10 RH twist, 11* target crown. They trued the action to the barrel, set the head spacing. Including shipping back to me totaled $405.00, and the job took 7 weeks. I have only 35 rounds through this rifle, and it has been patch cleaned only with Butchers Bore shine 20 times. The barrel seems to be very slick. I choose Shilen after reading the article on the home page Savage tactical rifle build. I hope I can start shooting again soon. This is my first and only custom rifle barrel I own
    Bill Maylor..:)
     
  9. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    So the main question is how does it shoot? I'm looking into starting a savage/shilen project myself.
     
  10. Bill Maylor

    Bill Maylor Well-Known Member

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    I like everything about this barrel so far. I really dont know how it groups yet because I just started handloading after putting this rifle together. I am not real good at reloading yet and was trying load development and breaking the barrel in at the same time. I hope this is not a mistake. I feel the barrel is broke in now, and found I did not set up my reloading dies correctly resulting in a verity of groups. I then had shoulder surgery in June so I have not shot since then. I know the cleaning patches sure slide through without any friction and very little deposits. Seems to me you can take a good action and have a company like Shilen make a barrel and put them together, then find you a stock you like and have a rifle that shoots better then a box rifle at any store. I sure have learned a lot reading articles on this site. It is my first build and I am pleased so far. Bill Maylor..gun)
     
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