Rem. 243(6mm) 26" heavy barrel FS or Trade

Discussion in 'Guns For Sale' started by *WyoWhisper*, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. *WyoWhisper*

    *WyoWhisper* Guest

    I have a 26" VLS barrel chambered in 243 ( 6mm) for sale. Make a me a reasonable offer or will trade for similar 30 cal. barrel

    Sold Pending funds.....

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  2. bgordon

    bgordon Well-Known Member

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    I bought a brand take off blued varmint barrel in 243 for $40 + $6 shipping from
    rwhart.com
    They sell the used ones for $25 plus shipping.
    Not trying to make any waves but factory Remington barrels are pretty marginal. The only reason I bought one is because my brother shot out his old barrel and wanted to get by as cheap as possible.
     
  3. rjf3

    rjf3 Well-Known Member

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    Marginal ???

    I have 2 Remington 700 rifles in heavy barrel and both shoot very sub MOA...
    1 = 6mm Remington
    1 = .308 Winchester

    The only factory rifle I have that can outshoot them is my Sako 22PPC single shot.
    Which is quite a bit more expensive.

    Russ
     
  4. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that. I have two Rem. 700VS rifles, one in .308 Win and one in .223 Rem. Both will shoot sub half-moa or less w/ the right ammo. They might be pigs to get clean, and have attrocious chambers/throats, but they shoot darn well.

    Monte
     
  5. Dan McCarty

    Dan McCarty Member

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    Not marginal for me either for the price. .5 MOA groups are more than acceptable for these old eyes and my wallet. My 700 VLS in .308 Win shoots them; and now, I have to buy another in .223.
     
  6. bgordon

    bgordon Well-Known Member

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    I say "marginal" because the way the chambers are cut they are usually off center from the bore if a gunsmith does a chamber cast. At least my gunsmith makes noise about such things and acts like even messing with a factory barrel is below his dignity.

    At the price that Hart sells the takeoffs, if you like factory barrels, buy a dozen. The guy who checks for specific barrels said they have a big pile just waiting for bargain hunters.

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