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brownisdown

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My brother has a 308 rifle barrel that is 26'' long.He would like to have it cut and recrowned to 24''.Are there any machinists/gunsmiths that do this kind of work?Please pm me with cost and time turn around.Thank you
 

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Have them do an 11 degree crown for optimum accuracy
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Widude

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Should be easy for a ‘reputable’ barrel shop or full service gunsmith, Google some up, then call.

For the 308 I’d drop down to 22”, though preferences & planned use factor in.
 

chieffan

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About any machine shop could do that job,m or anyone with a feed through lath chuck. Take more time to get the barrel dead centered than it would to crown it.
 

brownisdown

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Not getting any takers from any one.I was going too ask for a 11 degree crown cut on the barrel,but thanks for the advice.
 

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My brother has a 308 rifle barrel that is 26'' long.He would like to have it cut and recrowned to 24''.Are there any machinists/gunsmiths that do this kind of work?Please pm me with cost and time turn around.Thank you
Who manufactured the rifle, and what model is it?

Or is it just the barrel?

I do barrel work. See the link below.


Lathe Steady-Rest for Gunsmiths - YouTube

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Caniborrowsomeammo

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My question is, Why? Cut 2 inches off, lose ~100 fps velocity.
I have purposely had a barrel shortened on a 7 Mag that I used as my saddlegun.
 

brownisdown

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My brother has a torn rotator cup in his left shoulder and it is hard for him to raise the gun to shoot.He mainly hunts from a tree stand where his shots are 50yds or under and he will be able to handle the gun easier.
 

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