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Old 03-05-2008, 08:21 AM
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I have a Remington 700 in .270. I have had the action bedded, love the trigger and redone the stock myself, so feel a fair amount of attachment to it. Teh barrel hates any boatail bullets. Before I try to sell it for next to nothing due to the stock work I am considering haveng a new barrel put on the rifle. I would keep it a .270. Any idea what this might run. I know it will vary around the country and depends on the reputation of the gunsmith. Just looking for some ballparks.
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:44 AM
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If its stainless and does not need blueing, about 200 for the labor, and 200 for a simple barrel. Bluing will add an extra charge.

One tale tale sign is it doesn't like boattails. Sometimes thats a sign of a crown out of round. You can get a crown cut for like 50 dollars or less.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 11:37 AM
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If its stainless and does not need blueing, about 200 for the labor, and 200 for a simple barrel. Bluing will add an extra charge.

One tale tale sign is it doesn't like boattails. Sometimes thats a sign of a crown out of round. You can get a crown cut for like 50 dollars or less.
Bigcountry is correct. One other thing that maybe the problem is bullet weight matched to your rifle twist? I don't have a book in front of me but most 270 twist are set around a 130gr bullet weight? How old is your 700?

If all else fails You could always get yourself a Ruger?
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:05 PM
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Default RE: Rebarreling a Rem 700

A lot of times you can get a "bad" barrel to shoot extremely good with a healthy dose of patience. If you are still set on rebarreling,expect to pay anywhere from 150-400 for the barrel alone depending on the quality/brand and expect to pay 120-200 for labor again depending on who you go to. I generally charge 150. If the smith quotes a very low price for labor-RUN AWAY as fast as you can,with your rifle as he just might be a wanna be.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:13 PM
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Default RE: Rebarreling a Rem 700

I had wondered about the crown. That might be my first try. Doesn't matter what wieght the boattails are (actually 130 grain hornadys shot the worst). It is a mid seventies rifle.
When I seat a bullet into an unprimed case it seats Speer 130 grain at 3.40" when the book recomends a max Col of 3.34 which leads me to believe that the throat of the barrel has opened up. I only started reloading recently so just discovered this a little while ago. I load to max col., though I know my groups cold probbaly improve if I could seat the bullet closer to the lands.
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:57 PM
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Quick check for crown; clean bore and crown, use typeing white out, paint the crown, take three shots and check. If the white out is darkened un-even, have your crown re-cut, if it is even your problem is elseware.
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:07 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion DD. I will try that this weekend.
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