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Remington 700 barrel change

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by faawrenchbndr, Feb 4, 2010.


  1. faawrenchbndr

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    Anyone have a ball park idea what a barrel change would cost me?
    Looking at changing my stainless 26" 7mm barrel to a 22" .30'06.
     

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    maybe 200 for the blank,

    and 200-250 for time / labor / refinishing / fitting ..
     

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    Thanks,......that's what I was thinking
     
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    First, you'll need to change more than just the barrel. Second, you're better off selling your rife and buying a new one in .30-06, even if you have to have the barrel shortend.
     
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    Guess you misunderstood the question? :dunno:
    No need to feel compelled to reply,......I know what makes me "better off"

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    Understood the question.

    Thought it might be wise to point out that if moving down from a belted magnum to a standard case you will need to do some work to the bolt, extractor and follower.

    But you already knew that...

    You should be able to pick up a surplus barrel for $50. The rest of the works easy if you know wht you're doing and really want to save some money.
     
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    Anyone have a ball park idea what a barrel change would cost me?
    Looking at changing my stainless 26" 7mm barrel to a 22" .30'06?

    Find a decent local gunsmith and tell him what you want to do. He might be willing to swap a standard bolt for your magnum bolt. He might have a nice .30-06 take-off barrel that he might swap with you for your 7mm barrel. I'd most certainly try that approach before I started just spending money. A further note... if receiver was originally set up to feed a standard .30-06/.308 type cartridge casing, then feeding when rebarreling to .30-06 will not be a problem. But if your receiver was set up to feed a belted magnum 7mm round, you need to figure necessary adjustments to the receiver into your calculation of cost for rebarreling. One day I plan to take my beloved Rem. 700 (ca. 1983) in .30-06 and have it rebarreled with a longer heavy sporter barrel in something like .280 Remington or perhaps .260 Remington... or perhaps by then I'll have found some other caliber that will attract my attention. Good luck with you project! Sincerely. Brucev.