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Old 03-10-2012, 12:41 AM
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rebarrel a remington 760


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I want to rebarrel a remington 760 to put a shorter barrel on it I have another barrel just need to have it cut off. Anyone know how hard it is to remove and replace the barrel and head space it? Also the short remington barrels are 18 " any feelings on if I cut this one to 16.5 how it would shoot?
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:38 AM
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I don't know what it takes to remove/replace the barrel -- but is there some reason you can't just cut and recrown the one that's on the gun? That is easy.

A 16.5" barrel will be slightly shorter, slightly louder, slightly slower than an 18 -- but probably not really even noticeable except as to length. If properly recrowned, accuracy will likely be unchanged to any significant degree.
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:41 AM
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Not a gunsmith, but i think the bolt locks into the barrel extension which is threaded on to the barrel itself. They are different to rebarrel than a Rem 700
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I agree with the above post. Depending on the chambering, you could go backward doing such. Just my opinion.
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Not a gunsmith, but i think the bolt locks into the barrel extension which is threaded on to the barrel itself. They are different to rebarrel than a Rem 700
This is true. I've never unscrewed one so can't tell you wants involved.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:48 AM
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It was just that I have an extra barrel and the gun was made in 56 and is the barrel is in great shape so if at some time I wanted to put back to the original I could ... In the long run you are right it would be much simpler to do that
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:15 PM
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It was just that I have an extra barrel and the gun was made in 56 and is the barrel is in great shape so if at some time I wanted to put back to the original I could ... In the long run you are right it would be much simpler to do that
Is your extra barrel from a 760 ? Switching back and forth isn't practical unless you set the extra barrel up with it's own barrel Lug and extension . It's about $200.00 worth of machine work to fit a 700 takeoff to a 760 , and not every smith knows how to do it . Your best bet (and least expensive) would be to find a complete barrel for a 760 and just shorten and recrown . Then you will have 2 barrels set up for your rifle ! I have barrels , extensions and lugs on hand . FYI
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:36 PM
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Is your extra barrel from a 760 ? Switching back and forth isn't practical unless you set the extra barrel up with it's own barrel Lug and extension . It's about $200.00 worth of machine work to fit a 700 takeoff to a 760 , and not every smith knows how to do it . Your best bet (and least expensive) would be to find a complete barrel for a 760 and just shorten and recrown . Then you will have 2 barrels set up for your rifle ! I have barrels , extensions and lugs on hand . FYI
The barrel I have is a 22" 30-06 off a 760 with the lug. I have been looking for the carbine 18" barrel but the only one I have found they wanted $300 for and I could get a whole gun for that and they seem to think that the carbine guns are made of gold for what they want for them. I hunt in high country and lots of brush so that is one reason why I want the shorter barrel. I also teach a womens hunting/gun class and have found that the longer barrels sometimes are harder for them. I now teach with bolt 308's with 20" or 16" barrels and they work fine. The 760 is a good rifle for them as it works the same as the 870. I have tried the 740 or 742 but there are more malfunctions with them. I have found that under pressure the women seem to beable to work the pump better then a bolt??
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I have 20" barrels on my 760s . That's kind of a compromise length I guess but they are handier than a full length barrel . There must be some reason millions of Marlins and Winchester have 20" barrels ! Yet you don't give up as much performance as with an 18 1/2" carbine barrel . Your smith should be able to cut and crown that barrel for you for about $50.00 . If you want the front sight remounted , that'll be another $50.00 or so ! Thats the cheapest way I know of to have a short 760 .
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:21 AM
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just wondering on the legality of it under 18" would be considered hand gun in N.Y. and a hand gun berrel on a rifle stock is ilegal not to mention that converting a rifle to a hand gun is ilegal
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:09 AM
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I know more than a few guys who cut their barrels back to 16 inches, the legal minimum barrel length allowed by the ATF. Many of these fellows have been questioned about it. Almost all of the law enforcement people know about the 16" minimum, but not all of them know about the 16" starting at the bolt face. They may measure the length of the barrel with a tape measure from the receiver to the end of the barrel and come up shy of 16". That's when all the fun starts. Cutting a barrel back to 16.5" should keep the external measurement above the 16" minimum, thereby keeping everyone happy.
Well, the proper way to measure is clearly spelled out in the ATF regs, so that even Barney Fife can understand it. But the best reason for leaving it a bit longer is that should there be damage to the crown in the future enough is left to recrown without going shorter than 16.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:58 PM
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Thanks for all the info I am going to cut the one I have to 16.5 my understanding is that the other barrel that I have 90% of the time will fit ok but they are a pain to headspace so that ends it LOL And as far as the law 16 " with 26" over all is what ATF says I believe that shotguns have to be 18" with 26" over all. Not sure what New York law is but in Alaska we use the ATF ones. And the recrown issue is why the 16.5 plus then you know it that it follows the rules.

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