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Good evening, After reading here a lot I would like to start a topic, I am hoping to get some suggestions regarding rebarreling and my expectations. I had, for my Keppeler action, two barrels made. One like the original 6,5x47L (replacement) and a 2nd barrel (suggested by the gunsmith) in .280 Both barrels are of a threaded type. The original 6,5x47L was never used over 300 meter (no other possibilities here in the Netherlands) I don't have exact scope data (Nightforce benchrest) but for this distance no problems were expected nor encountered (there was enough adjustment left for longer ranges, but not sure how much exactly). Now the problem, the new barrel seems to shoot low, in my opinion not a little bit but a lot. With the scope (nightforce) fully adjusted/dailed up it shoots about 35 cm low (under the target) at 50 meters (I guess about 70 cm @ 100 meter). Trying with another scope and scopemount (Elite Tactical, 34mm tube, 26 mil of total adjustment range) it still shoots low and I have only 6 mils left to dail up. So it hits the target at 100 meters, but a distance of 300 meters will be at the end of the range :-( The .280 barrel, however shoots different. When zero'ed at 100 meters I have 16MOA (126 clicks up) on the Nightforce left on the range (not really long range but a considerable difference) as for the Elite Tactical I have 184 clicks left, since it is a mil scope, 18.4 mils which gives me a theoretical range of 12-1300 meters. It should be capable of longer ranges but for now it will do. Now, upon explaining these variations to the gunsmith, he said that changing barrels always gives variations. I am willing to accept that, as a matter of fact, as an engineer I would be surprised if this wasn't the case...but this much? In my opinion it is not acceptable, basically it means that a rebarreled rifle cannot shoot on target with a stock scope @ 100 meters, I never heard of such a thing. I mean Keppeler and Nightforce is not really bottom end quality.... As the solution he suggested a 40 moa Spuhr mount to overcome the problems. I do not favour this since to me the low shooting of the 6,5x47L is caused by a different problem and the 40 moa mount is just circumventing the real problem. Am I setting the standard too high? What can be expected based on your experience? Kind regards, Tec
Hi Folks, I would like to share with you a re-barrel job that has been completed by James Clark (Jager SA of Colchester). My Remington 700 .308 was a custom build that I used primarily for target shooting and a little hunting (fallow from a high seat), recently the group started to open up that cleaning, soaking and cleaning couldn’t fix. In the back of my mind I knew this was a serious problem. There is nothing more frustrating than being unable to diagnose a fault. A friend recommended James, we spoke on the phone and James offered to take a look with his bore scope, the result was the barrel was knackered. Disaster! James took the time to discuss my options, I never once felt pressured, he just got that the rifle meant a lot to me and after a while we ended up on re-barrel job. Numerous barrel options were discussed from his stock and alternatives that could be ordered in. I left my rifle with James while I did a little research and settled on a True Flite Ultra Match. I wanted the barrel screw cut 18/1 with a hidden thread protector, polished, fitted back into my bedded action and proofed. I couldn’t believe how little he charged for the job, very reasonable indeed. James even took the time to repaint the action, not only to improve the look but to protect and extend the life of the action. Of course the true test is at the range and I must say it doesn’t disappoint incredible accuracy and a tighter group than the previous custom barrel. Once re-zeroed I couldn’t wait to go hunting, three Fallow and one Muntjac later I can confirm the rifle is spot on. A big thank you to James Clark – Jager SA for turning my failing rifle back into a precision instrument, outstanding workmanship at the best price around. Any and all future rifle work will be headed to Jager SA. Thanks, Jeff.
Hello all, has anyone used the above for a rebarrel, he's not far from me but have not heard much about his work, not sure how long he's been going. Seems to use LW and Bartlein for the work, any advice appreciated. Thanks