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Step-Rib 303 Barrel...???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Loyac, Jul 5, 2011.

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  1. Loyac

    Loyac Member

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    Is there a Step-Rib Beretta barrel that could be altered to fit a 303 gun? I'd be willing to trade the flat rib 32 fixed full for one in same condition (very good and unaltered)... Thanks. John
     
  2. BAD 303

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    John the only way to get a step rib for a 303 is to get an aftermarket rib. The 303's only came with a flat rib and only AL1-AL2-301-302 and 303 barrels will work on the 303. And non of them were made with step ribs. The 390 was the first factory step rib guns Beretta made. And they will not work on a 303.
     
  3. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    john- Bad 303 is right, we make stepribs for 303s w/ most @ 80/20 POI-or i'll be happy to give you advice-please call me and i will discuss with you--wally riebesell--660-744-4115 cst
     
  4. txpaul

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    I have a 30" barrel with a aftermarket rib and Briley thin wall choke tubes. The rib is tapered and about 1/2 to 5/8 tall if you are interested E-mail me and I can send pictures.

    Thanks Paul
     
  5. Loyac

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    Emails sent to both Wally and Paul. John
     
  6. Chester White

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    Wally, who is "we" who makes ribs for 303's? Do you have any pictures of your work?
     
  7. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I have put a 390 barrel on a 303 with a step rib it can be done. It is a little Ruby Goldberg job but works fine when done.Easy way is to put a addon rib I have one of them on a 303 for 15 years never a problem with automotive silicon adhesive.
     
  8. BAD 303

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    One eye it can be done but for the average guy altering the rib with aftermarket choices is by far the best way for almost everyone. If you change out the gas piston rod,piston,forearm,forearm cap you have essntially switched the gun to a 390 as far as the gas system goes. Then you have the problem, of matching the forearm and stock. But it will work fine.
     
  9. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    chester white- to answer "we"?-- i have 2 shooters that help me at the club-one is jerry diggs, who with son david are long time beretta shooters (live pigeon shooters) and do 302 barrels w/ a fixed welded addon rib--i also have a local gunsmith who helps me build a steel 1/4in. ramped rib which is removeable, some are taped and have 2 small screws . we have made 1/4" to 1/8" ramp for a 80/20 POI and also just a straight 1/4" with a beretta barrel which gives a 70/30. the steel weight give a lil better balance, like putting a mag.forearm weight on! if you are a strong armed person or a long range shooter this makes the gun less "whippy"!!! if the barrel is backbored then its lighter even more!---the reason for a 1/4" is that when put on top of a 3/8" rib, it gives a lil better visibilty and when shooting 27yds beyond (game shooting) the rock is easier to track(3/8"is in the way!). here is a picture of the addon---wally
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