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Old 05-02-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
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i have a remington 673 in .308 and it shoots like 1.5 groups. my question is does anyone make a custom barrel for this particular gun to get better accuracy? thanks



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Old 05-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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The 673 is made to look like the older 600 series but is built on the model 7 action. 1 1/2" for an average new shooter is not bad.

Most everone that makes a barrel can make one that can be used on your rifle. A quality barrel is not a simple bolt in job. It will have to be fit by a quality gunsmith.

Why do you think your rifle is not accurate enough. It may need a better cleaning. Maybe your rifle has a preffernce for one brand over another or of a different weight.

You have used how many loads, any 165 gr loads. Try some quality ammo compaired to standard basic ammo.

What do you have on it for a scope and are you shooting from a bench with front a rear rest? Put that rifle in the hands of a skilled rifleman and see what they can get out of it.

For a barrel change to a quality barrel if all your shooting is factory ammo you could still get 1 1/2" group with 1 or 2 factory labels, then one may shoot 1/2" Still have to find what it likes best.

Skill level ,your trigger pull, ammo used and the rifle rest you use can make a great rifle shoot like junk.



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i make sure my guns are cleaned every 20-30 shots bc i know a dirty barrel really affects your accuracy. the reason im trying to get better groups is so if neccessary i can throw lead further down range. maybe 250-300 yards. it would probably be easier just to get another gun like the 700 though

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i shoot on a bench with front rear sandbags. and i shoot federal 165 grains

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Jeep,

One other option if you have not tried it is to use different manufacturers and bullet weight. I must say that for a hunting rifle the 1.5 is not all that bad. However a suggestion would be to try the following two rounds in it.

1. Federal Gold Medal Match 168 Grain
They are loaded with Sierra Match King 168 Grain Bot Tail Hollow Points
are used by a large majority of the LE SWAT Sniper Units through out the
USA and others.
2. Remington Premier Accu-Tip 165 Grain

I use the Federal in my 40X Sniper Rifle in 308. And the Remington Accu-Tip in my Remington 700 CDL which is chambered for 7 MM Rem. Mag.

I have achieved under .447 five shot groups in both rifles using the above rounds from the bench.

So if you have not done some testing regarding achieving you desired results before going to the expense of another rifle or getting yours rebarreled. Of course that is one trmendous excuse to have to get another rifle!!!!

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Are you an experinced shooter/hunter. I still say to try a different ammo. Guess those 165gr buulets are game kings?? Try a hornady 150gr sst or a federal match just to besure. And if you have a friend thats a good shooter give them a go with it. As covered 1 1/2" groups is not bad for a hunting rifle. If the rifle was just bought. Soak the barrel over night with kroil oil and brush it good to clean the next day. use some JB's with kroil for final cleaning. On a used rifle it may make a big difference. really.

Cost to rebarrel with a quality douglas, shilen, kreiger, lilja will eat up 4oo to 500 for a barrel +fitting. 600 to 700 bucks



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