Getting frustrated with a REM 700

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by lukeisme, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. lukeisme

    lukeisme New Member

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    I am looking to turn my rem 700 adl long action 30-06 into a tack driver. I am having a hella time finding a nice heavy barrel. If anyone knows where to find one let me know. Surely someone makes one I just cant seem to find them.
     
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    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    there are tons of barrel makers out there.

    I would look for a 30 cal unchambered 5r barrel.

    5-R Rifling

    My 308 wears a Douglas barrel. It is really up to you on what barrel you get. There are button rifled barrels and cut rifled barrels. Some say buttoned are more accurate and some say cut are more accurate. Button rifled barrels have a button pulled through the barrel cutting all 6 lands and grooves at the same time. Cut rifling is just that the grooved are cut one at a time into the barrel. No stress is added to the barrel with the cut process.
     
  4. lukeisme

    lukeisme New Member

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    Oh, yes without a doubt this is one for a gunsmith. I will play with somethings just to learn but not this one. Blowing a barrel up in my face doesn't sound like a good learning curve!!!
     
  5. Biohazard2

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    Bartlein Barrels, Inc. - Barrel Pricing
    Top of the line barrels.
     
  6. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    I'm using a Krieger Barrel for my Remington 700 1000 yard target rifle. Home

    I also like Bartlein Barrels.

    Also, while rebarreling your rifle get an oversize recoil lug for it and have the rifle bedded. Having the reciever trued also helps quite a bit.
     
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  7. cpttango30

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    the guys that started Bartlin were employed by Krieger at one time. They left to start Bartlin. So the barrels are just as good or slightly better than a Krieger.
     
  8. lukeisme

    lukeisme New Member

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    Thank you guys for all the information. I am learning a lot!!! There is more to this then the first thought!!! I like that!!!
     
  9. mrm14

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    Yep, what cp saya about Bartlin is true. Both Bartlin and Krieger make good barrels and are good to deal with. Oh, may suggest that you change out your trigger for a Timney or a Jewll trigger. I use a Jewll, and man theres no creep or travel and it breaks like glass.
     
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  10. big shrek

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    Take the Rem to a local gun shop & trade it in on a Marlin XL-7 (.30-06) ;)

    More precision and less cost ;)
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    That don't help the original poster at all-he's trying to get his REMINGTON to shoot. He's been given good advise on barrels.


     
  12. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    Neil,Big Shrek can't help it. He is a Calico Specialist,and a Marlin Guru.

    Not knocking you Shrek,but there are other brands out there that shoot as good or better. THB
     
  13. inmate of Md

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    Hart and Shilen offer stock match barrels with Brownell's and others. Make sure you get the twist you want for the bullet you will shoot. Most 30 BR rifles are using 14 to 18 twist barrels.
    Figure yardage and bullet you want to shoot, and ask the barrel maker.
    All the best.
     
  14. SemperRogue

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    I'll take a look at some of the auctions sites and I'm sure you've done this but have you check out GUNPARTS CORP. and SHOTGUN NEWS?
    Sometimes you find some oddball stuff.

    I've never seen a bullbarrel 30-06, some heavy sport barrels but no BB. I'm interested because the '06 is the rifle I grew up with. Sounds like a fun project. Make sure you post some pics.