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Cost to rebore a rifle barrel ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rocketdog, Oct 30, 2011.

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  1. Rocketdog

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    Any info please ? Thanks, Dave
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I would think it would be much cheaper to rebarrel than to rebore, considering what would be involved in boring and rifling a single barrel.
     
  3. halfmile

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    Never done. Rethroating is a different matter, in which the barrel is shortened a tad and the chamber reamed again. Usually that is around 150 if you can find someone to do it.

    Usually they want to sell you a barrel instead.

    HM
     
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    Several guys do it. I'm thinking of one outfit in southern Oregon but I can't remember the name. It runs about $250. If you have a good barrel and it fits your present stock but it's shot out, reboring is an excellent option. 270 to 30-06, 30-06 to 35 Wheelen 243 to 308 etc. I know several guys who have done this, one to his M94 from 30-30 to 38-55 without a hitch.
     
  5. jim brown

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    Many years ago we had a 303 Britt bored to 458 by Ackley. Kicked like a left footed mule but worked fine. Too many years ago for the cost to be relevant.

    jim brown
     
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    First time I ever heard of it. With new barrels going for anywhere from 230 to 400 I would not want to take a chance on reboring and cutting new rifling, and reaming a new chamber to boot. This takes some durn fancy machinery, and a small outfit may not be totally up to the task.

    I highly doubt if a good shooting 270 would be guaranteed to be as good when re bored and new rifling cut, and new chambering.

    It may work out, yes, but my toast usually falls butter side down, and If I had it done it would probably turn out to be a clinker.

    HM
     
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    Waste of time and money. Rebarrel is the way to go. If you rebore you have to go to a larger diameter caliber. HMB
     
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    Speaking from experience, actually having a new liner placed into a rifle barrel,its cheaper, it was amazing, I had a choice of bore size, groove and twist, chamber. Lee
     
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    omgb, are you thinking of PAC NOR Barrels?
     
  10. Hank Cross

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    Ackley rebored a 6.5x55 to a .30-.338 (before .300 WM) that shot very well on 1000 yd. targets.
     
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    actually, re-lining the barrels is quite common and a great option on many old guns.

    I have a Stevens 44 in .22 lr that I'm going to have relined.

    You didn't say what caliber or gun you wanted the work done on.
     
  12. skeezix

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    Some information on re-boring at Delta/clearwater gunsmithing

    http://www.deltagunshop.com/clearwater_reboring/faq.html

    I looked into it once - I have a sako .25-06 that should be a .270. It was certainly doable - but not much cheaper than a re-barrel. For an old gun with a worn bbl that you want to keep intact it would be a viable option.

    There are several shops out there that offer the service.

    john
     
  13. RunGunIPSC

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    OK guys,how about my Krieghoff O/U. I have a Krieghoff O/U full sidelock double rifle. Would you want to re-bbl that one? 7 x 57R. Both bbls pitted. Maybe a 8 x 57R?? Re-regulation would almost be a must but without trying who knows.
     
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    Rungun, now you're talking Briley territory.

    They will do it. And they will do you in the process, but you will get a good job.

    HM
     
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    I'd look into having it relined...
     
  16. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen:

    You're confusing the issue.

    Rocketdog asked about the cost of reboring a barrel. Rebarreling a gun is NOT the same thing. Relining a barrel isn't the same either. They are three entirely DIFFERENT things that Rocketdog may or may not want to consider.

    sissy
     
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