switching barrels on remington 700

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by bungiex8e8, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    does anyone know if you can switch out a regular barrel to a bull barrel on a remmington 700 6mm
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Of course you can. You will also need to change out the stock to allow for the thicker barrel profile, or seriously modify the factory stock.
     

  3. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    How much would something like that cost on average just for the barrel
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Expect to pay $100-$200 for barrel, depending on specifics. Please do NOT try to swap barrels yourelf- great way to damage/destroy reciever. It takes tools- such as the wrench to do this, the vise and blocks to hold action, maybe a lathe to make a cut on the shoulder, headspace guages, etc. A good smith will have those. Expect to drop $300 or so for parts and labor, more if scope is involved. YMMV depending on prices where you are.
     
  5. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    thats less then i expected. i would never attempt to do myself. fun means alot to me it was my grandpaps and he used to shoot short range target with it copetition. is it worth it to change this gun this much or should i just work with what i got and buy another gun with everything i want. the guy i buy guns off of has a marlin .308 with a bull barrel on it for $400. was thinking about buying that but id rather not get to many calibers in the safe.
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    just because some gun has a bull barrel does not necessarily mean it will out shoot a regular barrel. We all know there are some benefits with a bull barrel, I'm just saying don't expect the world. With any gun you don't know how it will shoot until the bullets are down range.
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    bungieex8e8 Your not going to find a heavy barrel in 6mm for 100 to 200 dollars. maybe 243 but still not at that price unless its a take off.. Also as hiwall said it does not mean a bull barrel will be better.

    What are you wanting a bull barrel for ,target only? For hunting all you need is one or two shoots on target. If you buddies 308 shoots as you would like one to do buy it for 400 dollars . You would be lucky to change to anything for less and remember yours with still be good to use If you changed to a bull barrel you also have to rework your stock or change it too for the thicker bull barrel.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the thing i see the most at the range is guys come in with a nice hunting rifle crank off shot after shot after shot with smoke coming off the barrel and a visible heat mirrage then complain the gun isnt accurate.

    with any barrel when it heats up groups start opening a LOT. guys will sight in on a very hot barrel then complain its not accurate cuz the clean cold barrel shot is waaaay off.

    you prolly wont notice much difference between a bull barrel and a pencil barrel. the barrel is only one small aspect of accuracy. the most important is the shooter pulling the trigger.

    from time to time people ask me to try their rifles and i find most factory pencil barreled hunting rifles able to shoot around 1 moa easily with factory ammo. the owner often shoots 2-3 moa same rifle same ammo.
     
  9. mrb1982

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    That's well stated. I would agree because I have recently learned a lot more about shooting thanks to this sight and some other knowledgable sources. The other day I went and shot my old 270 and shot it better than I ever have. I think that the bull barrels and fluted barrels are advantagous, but only if you know how to shoot properly in the first place, if that makes any sense. I finally feel that with the combination of shooting form and a little better rifle, I can make a big step. I only hunt, I don't shoot targets. But I want a gun that is accurate as possible, I don't care about weight. I just think that this post was put properly that it generally isn't "the gun" missing the shots, it's more frequently the guy behind the gun.
     
  10. bungiex8e8

    bungiex8e8 New Member

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    ok thanx that helps alot. ill be using it for whatever. im going to sight it in at 600 yards.