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Thread: 223 build - or "how I got up-sold"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko View Post
    Tentman, I’d question if you really need to blue print the action. I’ve never had accuracy issues by not doing it when upgrading to match barrels.

    You could have him check the alignment before you drop the coin?
    Where's the fun in that ?
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    [QUOTE=Tentman;1105742]After selling a Zastava 223 (perfectly fine, but I wanted to try something else) I acquired a Remmy 700 SS, just a standard sporter with a 1:12 barrel, looked to be in pretty good nick so I just shot it. Groups were "OK", considering the ammo I was using and I sorta put it aside over Christmas pending getting it going a bit better.

    So dragged it back out today and after a bit of thinking decided that before load development it could do with a barrel chop to 485mm (just a figure plucked out of studying a few of the "inch by inch" barrel shortening tests on the interweb). Marched off to Gunsmith!!

    Well things went pear shaped real quick - before he had it in his hands he was scheming his "up-sell" and bugger me he had me by the goolies!! He'd straight away spotted that it had a bulged barrel. And damn he was right!! Just a tiniest wee one that you could just feel, not visible from looking down the bore.

    While he was giving me the big sales talk on new barrel options I was scheming "avoidance" and I was able to put him on the back foot by declaring that I had a old single shot target 223 with an "as new" 1:8 Krieger barrel - so it was back home to fetch it.

    Back at the shop "Yes its a beauty, yes it has heaps of reinforce to play with, and yes, throating it for the big pile of Sierra 80gn HPBT's I have would be fine". At this point I was feeling like I'd sorta come out on top of the "up-sell" thing, but he had one more trick up his sleeve.

    "You can't possibly put a nice barrel like that into a standard remmy action - it needs blueprinted". Well of-course he was right so the $80 threading job had been "up-sold" to a $500 plus one!! All great fun.

    So I'm going to finish up with a Remmy 700 "varmint" rifle with a 24" barrel that I know shoots well (better than well actually).

    Anybody wanna buy a SS Remmy 700 223 barrel (with a wee bulge haha)??[/QUOTE

    Haha classic gun story , love it

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    [QUOTE=Lucky;1107687]
    Quote Originally Posted by Tentman View Post
    After selling a Zastava 223 (perfectly fine, but I wanted to try something else) I acquired a Remmy 700 SS, just a standard sporter with a 1:12 barrel, looked to be in pretty good nick so I just shot it. Groups were "OK", considering the ammo I was using and I sorta put it aside over Christmas pending getting it going a bit better.

    So dragged it back out today and after a bit of thinking decided that before load development it could do with a barrel chop to 485mm (just a figure plucked out of studying a few of the "inch by inch" barrel shortening tests on the interweb). Marched off to Gunsmith!!

    Well things went pear shaped real quick - before he had it in his hands he was scheming his "up-sell" and bugger me he had me by the goolies!! He'd straight away spotted that it had a bulged barrel. And damn he was right!! Just a tiniest wee one that you could just feel, not visible from looking down the bore.

    While he was giving me the big sales talk on new barrel options I was scheming "avoidance" and I was able to put him on the back foot by declaring that I had a old single shot target 223 with an "as new" 1:8 Krieger barrel - so it was back home to fetch it.

    Back at the shop "Yes its a beauty, yes it has heaps of reinforce to play with, and yes, throating it for the big pile of Sierra 80gn HPBT's I have would be fine". At this point I was feeling like I'd sorta come out on top of the "up-sell" thing, but he had one more trick up his sleeve.

    "You can't possibly put a nice barrel like that into a standard remmy action - it needs blueprinted". Well of-course he was right so the $80 threading job had been "up-sold" to a $500 plus one!! All great fun.

    So I'm going to finish up with a Remmy 700 "varmint" rifle with a 24" barrel that I know shoots well (better than well actually).

    Anybody wanna buy a SS Remmy 700 223 barrel (with a wee bulge haha)??[/QUOTE

    Haha classic gun story , love it
    Ah shit buggered that up some how , great story @tentmen , I have gone down that road a few times myself

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    had a 222 sako with a bulge and shot a .25 group at a hundy..all in the mind

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    'Bulge' - a custom in-built barrel expansion chamber/moderator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Better spent on a nice gun than a not nice woman.
    That's how I roll now, lol once bitten....
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