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    .416 barrel for a 416 Taylor build

    I'm wanting to build a 416 Taylor rifle given I just got some dies and cases.

    Does anyone have a 416 barrel for sale. After a 26in barrel with a heavy profile.

    I'm also thinking of what action to use. Thinking of a cz magnum action or even a p14/17.

    Would anyone have either for sale, if so how much.

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    You just missed a couple of p-14/17 actions on trademe. Went for less than $100. There is a p 14 on there Is a .303 so bolt face will be ok ( I think).
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/sports/hunt...1100568093.htm

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    I have a p14 in 30/40 krag I could use as it has an unfinished custom stock and all the metal work.
    But would prefer to get another one. Will have to keep an eye out.

    Always the way, miss out on stuff when your not looking for it. Passed up a complete action for $50 a few months back.

    Oh well.
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    Lothar Walter .450 barrel blank on trademe for $450 so you could have that 458 win mag. But internal dimensions seem a bit weird, don't seem to fit the dimensions on the lothar Walter website, so may not fit 458 win mag.

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    That blank is for a 45 acp or 45 long Colt I believe.
    You want a.458 blank for the big stuff

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    i know nelson collie has a 416 barrel that mite be just what you are after, call him at status guns in invercargill

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    GunWorks Chch have a 33" 416 Barrett barrel for sale.
    83mm case length according to Google/Wikipedia.
    It's threaded for a Barnard 50BMG GP action.
    Photo appears to be a tapered heavy barrel.
    This might be an option for recycling for you.
    Unsure how to get the TM link on here.
    It's in the Firearms Parts for sale/Other section of TM, start price $1200.
    Otherwise, TrueFlite is an option - if you're not in a hurry and there's a 416 Taylor reamer available in NZ.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    @jim160
    GunWorks Chch have a 33" 416 Barrett barrel for sale.
    83mm case length according to Google/Wikipedia.
    It's threaded for a Barnard 50BMG GP action.
    Photo appears to be a tapered heavy barrel.
    This might be an option for recycling for you.
    Unsure how to get the TM link on here.
    It's in the Firearms Parts for sale/Other section of TM, start price $1200.
    Otherwise, TrueFlite is an option - if you're not in a hurry and there's a 416 Taylor reamer available in NZ.
    Cheers
    That is the sister barrel of my 416 Barrett.

    It is massive & you could import a more suitable sized one cheaper by the time you got it profiled.

    As far as I'm aware no one here makes .416 barrels.

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    I have found a barrel with a 1 in 16 twist.
    Is that rate too slow.
    Everything I have read is for 1 in 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    I have found a barrel with a 1 in 16 twist.
    Is that rate too slow.
    Everything I have read is for 1 in 14
    What weight projectiles are you wanting to shoot (now much recoil can you cope with)....(how tough are you)

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    350-400g.
    Maybe lighter.
    Would the slow rate stabalise the heavier proj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim160 View Post
    350-400g.
    Maybe lighter.
    Would the slow rate stabalise the heavier proj.
    A brief search suggests 1-16 would be OK

    I prefer faster twists than normal for hunting rifles, but that's my personal preference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    A brief search suggests 1-16 would be OK

    I prefer faster twists than normal for hunting rifles, but that's my personal preference
    I was thinking a 1 in 14 would be better but if the 1-16 works, then why not use it. Its in the country so wont have to worry about importing dramas.
    I might get it. It should be ok with 350g-400gr proj.
    Can always import another one later
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    I have a barrel. Would a zastava action be good for this build.

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    400gr @ 2300~fps ... Damn.

 

 

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