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What gunsmith?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by butcher, Aug 20, 2012.

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  1. butcher

    butcher Member

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    What gunsmith to have a 391 32 inch optima barrel shorten and reinstall choke tubes?
     
  2. HSLDS

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    What is the finished length you are after??

    I suspect there are people here who might swap a shorter barrel for your longer one...

    Food for thought.
     
  3. Sky Buster

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    Briley's, Houston, TX.
     
  4. RickN

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    Best idea would be to buy a different barrel.
     
  5. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Briley would be my choice.
     
  6. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

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    I agree with Zardo
     
  7. skeet_man

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    Swap with someone who has the barrel you want.

    32" barrels typically command a premium so worst case you should be able to find a straight swap, if not end up with cash in your pocket.

    I'm not aware of anyone who can thread for Optima chokes after market, so it will be threaded for a different choke system, meaning you'll need to start from scratch on chokes.

    For what all this would cost you by the time you're done ($50-$100 to cut the barrel, $100 to $150 to thread the barrel, $25 to $50 to reset the front bead, and $50-$75/ea for the new chokes you'll need), you could throw your barrel in the trash, buy the one you wanted and it'd be a wash.
     
  8. MDMike

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    I'm with Skeet Man on this one. You'll be dollars ahead swaping or selling and buying.
     
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard a lot of hype about Brileys for years. About six months ago I bought a gun with Briley S2 thin wall chokes andI am a believer now.
     
  10. MDMike

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    Briley seems to be one of the few modifications one can make to a shotgun that makes the gun go up in value. I have some Briley tubes but don't consider them the Holy Grail of choke tubes that others do. Just my experence. Mike...
     
  11. joe90t

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    No question Briley Choke Tubes Are Good but, their ATTITUDE & Turn around time SUCKS. I think Wright's do a GREAT job and return time is WAY faster than Briley. JMO Joe joe90t
     
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