WHO?? Who, what, where is High Plains? I need a Remington-contour barrel for my next mildcat project. Thinking about buying a pre-threaed and pre-chambered .308Win barrel from Shilen and then reboring it to .358" so I can have the bore and the NQA contour. How much to bore/rifle and what's the turnaround time? Got a link??? Please reply soonest. Thanks!I sent it out to be rebored to 9.3x62 but High Plains said I needed to bore it out more...
'Cause I ain't got an old barrel. I want to buy a fully-finished stock, then drop the barreled action into it. Trouble is, I see the barrel makers who say their barrels are Remington-contour and are more-or-less a drop-in, have a teeny-tiny disclaimer that says they might not be 100% drop-in. Say you might have to open the barrel channel a bit. Not what I want. Stockwork takes time and is expensive. Once you open the finish with which the stock came, you have to refinish the whole blasted thing. That was when I came up with the idea of making many measurements on the actual stock I'll use and having Hart turn one up to those dimensions. I think that would be easy enough, but my gunsmith says it's asking for problems. So we're treading water, right now. I ought to just do it and hand it to him to thread and install, et cetera...Why wouldn't you send the old barrel in first, so the new barrel could match it?
Contacted Redman Reboring, up in Washington. He says can't do it for reasons that escape me, right now. So reboring is out. I had Hart make me a barrel in just three months after waiting on Satern for ten (whom did NOTHING in that time). I like Hart to make this second barrel. Just got to get back home to NV to get back to work on it. I'm on the East Coast right now, for about another week. Ain't doin' ANY shootin', here...My gunsmith says having an OEM Remington barrel rebored would take a year and we'd have no guarantee of it being a successful build
Very interesting concept to say the least. How would someone know how long it world take for another business to do a job?
I'm sure you have thought about reworking a barrel channel, as have umpteen thousands of other folks. It's just something I want to avoid. It's easy to turn steel off a barrel in thousandths of an inch. We can measure that, and a good machinist goes slow in the process. Taking out wood is a far more brutal process. It comes out "inexactly." If too much is taken out, then we reach for the gunsmithing equivalent of Bondo body filler. I want to avoid that, too. This is the idea behind measuring the very stock I'll use, then having Hart machine to just under what I measure, by about .05 inches OD, or so. I know: It's the long way around the barn-- and may even qualify for the 2012 Re-invention of the Wheel Award. But that's the way I am. I always seem to want what can't be bought right off a shelf. So I have it made at a cost of great time and monetary expense. Good thing God made me so ugly. Wimmenz ain't interested and I get to keep all of my paycheck after Uncle gets his. After what I must spend has been, the remainder goes toward guns and ammo. What's not to like?Hmmm. I guess I have never given a thought to reworking the barrel channel and sealing it again with polyurethane or whatever was handy.
I suspect that factory Remington barrels vary a bit more in contour than folks expect.... food for thought.
Good luck with your project.