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Pre-fit Barrels

18 Oct 2020
@ 04:06 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

At one time, pre-fits were only available through vendors in the States. Then, through legislation, not at all. I have since found a Canadian barrel maker, out of New Brunswick, that makes pre-fits in a wide selection of calibres.


22 Oct 2020
@ 04:56 am (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Pre-fit Barrels
The problem is: which calibre?

I am leaning towards the 7mm-08, but 7mmRem Mag is also looking interesting. I don't have a .22 cal (except for RF), but their range is limited. The .243Win and 6.5 fill my mid-size, and I have lots of .30 cals and up.

But then, 280AI has a nice ring to it.

Why can't it be simple?
22 Oct 2020
@ 12:59 pm (GMT)

Scott Struif

Re: Pre-fit Barrels
Hello, Paul. If you already have a Swede and 30-06, seems like a 7mm-08 would be filling a diameter-gap but not a performance gap. Go with the 280AI. Isn’t the gap you want to fill the reason Ackley and Nosler put the effort into cartridge?
22 Oct 2020
@ 01:35 pm (GMT)

Paul Leverman

Re: Pre-fit Barrels
Hey, Scott. Actually, the main reason I'm looking at the 7mm bore is because I don't have one. Now, if I could get Grant to send me a bull barrel in 7mm Practical that is a drop in for a Barnard PL, I'd be a happy camper.


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