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    wanted to know. Take off target barrels.

    Dose any one know where old target take off barrels may be got hold of.
    If you know please PM me. Thanks.

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    Are you talking about fullbore or smallbore ?

    If fullbore, phone Mike Collings (Collings Guns), or talk to someone at your local NRANZ club (see https://www.nranz.com/associations-a.../member-clubs/)

    A lot of the older 308 target barrels are 1 in 14 twist, so not suitable for stabilizing anything heavier than 155 gr
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Are you talking about fullbore or smallbore ?

    If fullbore, phone Mike Collings (Collings Guns), or talk to someone at your local NRANZ club (see https://www.nranz.com/associations-a.../member-clubs/)

    A lot of the older 308 target barrels are 1 in 14 twist, so not suitable for stabilizing anything heavier than 155 gr
    @ebf interesting I am after something similar for my P14 project seeing my last effort at a cheap barrel was a fail. Luck it was cheap lol
    30 or 7mm both fine

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    Thanks all for the prompt info I will be in contact with Mike tomorrow.
    My las sourse of barrels was from his father Din (great Man).
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    @csmiffy, much easier to find 30 cal barrel than 7mm.

    Most of the F-Open boys use their old barrels for fire-forming, so unlikely to get one there.
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    @ebf
    30 cal fine. 7mm just another option if it came up.
    Id even consider a 6.5 barrel for a 264 win mag but I've got a 270 project sort of underway so a bit too close to muck around with really.

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    I'm contemplating taking the 13 twist, 27 1/2" 30 cal barrel off my Omark target rifle.
    Last rework was done by Mike Collings in 1994 - according to Ross Collings (Collings and Bradey), who did some work on the stock recently.
    As its a little 'smoked' on the start of the rifling (chasing the rifling at 80.02mm CBTO), it's time to 'bite the bullet' and think about a rebarrel.
    If intending to use heavier than 150 gn bullets (Max I used was 168gn - and not shabby, but looser groups), in a hunting rifle, then this won't be much use to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    @csmiffy
    I'm contemplating taking the 13 twist, 27 1/2" 30 cal barrel off my Omark target rifle.
    Last rework was done by Mike Collings in 1994 - according to Ross Collings (Collings and Bradey), who did some work on the stock recently.
    As its a little 'smoked' on the start of the rifling (chasing the rifling at 80.02mm CBTO), it's time to 'bite the bullet' and think about a rebarrel.
    If intending to use heavier than 150 gn bullets (Max I used was 168gn - and not shabby, but looser groups), in a hunting rifle, then this won't be much use to you.
    @WallyR cheers for that.
    For a 30 cal Ill be looking at a 300 win mag or similar and while it may get fed lighter bullets most of the time it's probably better to set it up for the heavier jobbies that you can use in such a case if I ever get the need to.
    If I was looking at a 308 id definitely be in but as @ebf suggested if they are all a slow twist then I might be out of luck anyway.
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    Have been in contact with Mike Collings and two barrels on there way as we write.
    Cheers for the info to you all. Thanks.
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    yup I had a chat to him myself and he is looking for a suitable barrel for me as well. Like WallyR said though, Mike told that that they are all likely the wrong twist.
    He did tell me he was looking for a barrel for a dude and he would see what he had while he was at it. I wonder if it was you @oldboy lol. @WallyR how loose was loose in your groups though?

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    As a hunting option - out to 200-250yds max. in 308, for reliable killing hits, with 13 twist. I'm not an expert , yet.
    Even with a boiler room like 300WM, I'd be wary of 168+ gn bullets in 13 twist.
    150-155gn would be much better - I'm sure @ebf could help there.
    I'm still learning LR tricks.
    Bit of a miscalculate on 80.02mm CBTO measure ^^^.
    Forgot to take 25.4mm off for the gauge

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    Quote Originally Posted by WallyR View Post
    @csmiffy
    As a hunting option - out to 200-250yds max. in 308, for reliable killing hits, with 13 twist. I'm not an expert , yet.
    Even with a boiler room like 300WM, I'd be wary of 168+ gn bullets in 13 twist.
    150-155gn would be much better - I'm sure @ebf could help there.
    I'm still learning LR tricks.
    Bit of a miscalculate on 80.02mm CBTO measure ^^^.
    Forgot to take 25.4mm off for the gauge
    All good. more asking out of curiosity. I have never dabbled with barrel twists, long range shooting or much reloading to optimise groups.
    If the packet I bought shot ok at a hundy in my rifle that was the end of it. I struggle with the fine tuning of it all and to me spending a bunch of coin chasing the tightest groups just doesn't work. I have only ever reloaded for my big gun because I had to and that was on my mates press. I just bought the dies.
    Anything else would have to be super easy and cheap.
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