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    Cutting and Crowning a Barrel

    Looking to have a 26" Remington varmint barrel cut and recrowned to 20-22". What would be an estimated cost to have it done, and who around here would you recommend to do it?

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    Not much more expensive and less risky to sell and buy same rifle with desired barrel length.
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      #3
      Your best bet would probably be to contact Bruce at Hunters Essentials.
      http://www.huntersessentials.com/
      Steve

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        #4
        Originally posted by Grifhunter View Post
        Not much more expensive and less risky to sell and buy same rifle with desired barrel length.
        I got it for 400. If cutting a barrel costs that much I'm just buying an aftermarket from schillen or the like and paying someone to install it.

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          #5
          Originally posted by vmtcmt View Post
          Your best bet would probably be to contact Bruce at Hunters Essentials.
          http://www.huntersessentials.com/
          May have to do that.

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            #6
            I paid around $60 to have an AR barrel cut and crowned, No way should it cost as much as a new rifle, its not that difficult to do

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              #7
              Originally posted by vmtcmt View Post
              Your best bet would probably be to contact Bruce at Hunters Essentials.
              http://www.huntersessentials.com/
              Bruce at Hunters will do it. In the near future I plan to have a SKS cut from 20 to 16.25" an discussed it with him.
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                #8
                I do my own work for me but would trust Bobby G- as cranky and bent out of shape as he can be to do it.

                Working on an SKS and precision rifle aren't even close to the same thing.

                If if you want it threaded I would consider sending it out. You need an actual rifle guy to do that for a myriad of reasons.

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                  #9
                  Here is another idea. Cut it with a hacksaw 1/4" longer than you want it. File I flat. Follow with 220 wet dry. Clean all the filings out of the bore. See how it shoots. You'll be shocked.
                  Last edited by Jarheadsergeant; 07-10-2016, 06:05 PM.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Grifhunter View Post
                    Not much more expensive and less risky to sell and buy same rifle with desired barrel length.
                    dude- it may the most benign modification you can do to a rifle.

                    http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...le-crown-1.php

                    me and my buddy chopped a barrel off with a cordless sawzall on a lark and it was still sub moa. We sat on it to keep it from bouncing off the bench.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Jarheadsergeant View Post

                      dude- it may the most benign modification you can do to a rifle.

                      http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...le-crown-1.php

                      me and my buddy chopped a barrel off with a cordless sawzall on a lark and it was still sub moa. We sat on it to keep it from bouncing off the bench.
                      Interesting article. Well there ya go OP, a $3 Harbor Freight hacksaw and you're ready for Camp Perry.
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                        #12
                        If you wrap the barrel in heavy leather work glove then layers of corrugated cardboard, you can clamp it in a bench vise. Cut it anyway you like. Brownells and midway both sell crowning tools you use in a drill to clean it up. Some cold blue, and out to the range.
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                          #13
                          What about the new gunsmith - Jeff ???

                          if no one local can do it send it off to Adco

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Jarheadsergeant View Post
                            Here is another idea. Cut it with a hacksaw 1/4" longer than you want it. File I flat. Follow with 220 wet dry. Clean all the filings out of the bore. See how it shoots. You'll be shocked.
                            Not a high dollar barrel so I would be willing to give this a shot if I can lock it down in a vise. Off chance I chicken out, any idea what I'd likely be charged at Country Gunsmith?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by wdeister08 View Post

                              Not a high dollar barrel so I would be willing to give this a shot if I can lock it down in a vise. Off chance I chicken out, any idea what I'd likely be charged at Country Gunsmith?

                              Call and ask bob what a cut and crown cost

                              here is a tip, put the cut off end in the vise so you don't have to worry about marking it.



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