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Barrel change question

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Which would be cheaper......a new Rem 700 heavy barrel with 1 in 10 twist OR Boring out, installing a liner and cuting the rifling?

The barrel is a Remington heavy varmint. 

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Buying a new barrel; or even a new gun.

 

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Changing calibers or just twist?  Personally, unless you're getting into a wildcat, I'd get a new rifle.

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Buying a new barrel; or even a new gun.
 
Agree. If you liket the rifle, upgrade to a match grade heavy barrel.

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3 hours ago, Omega said:

Changing calibers or just twist?  Personally, unless you're getting into a wildcat, I'd get a new rifle.

Just the twist. 

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If you change the barrel you still have just 1 rifle. If you buy a new rifle you have 2 rifles. See I can do math!!!

If you do like to change barrels get a Savage 110, you can do it your self.

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10 hours ago, Spiffy said:

Just the twist. 

I think a little more is needed, what caliber and from what twist are we looking at, and what is your goal?  I've changed out barrels to a faster twist in order to stabilize heavier projectiles (for subs) but mostly just feed the rifle what it likes.  

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2 hours ago, Omega said:

I think a little more is needed, what caliber and from what twist are we looking at, and what is your goal?  I've changed out barrels to a faster twist in order to stabilize heavier projectiles (for subs) but mostly just feed the rifle what it likes.  

308 and the current twist is 1 in 12. I'm planning on shooting the heavier match king bullets.

I looked at aftermarket barrels and everything I saw when it comes to Rem 700 and Heavy is the price or more of a new gun.

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Best bullet period for long range and accuracy for the 308 is the Lapua Scenar 155gr.  I would try it before changing barrels.  It will get you out to 1000 yards and should shoot in a 1/12.  

 

If Subs are the goal, then a new barrel is in order.

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