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Qualified Opinion & Experience with RemAge / Shilen Alternut Barrels

15 May 2022
@ 06:01 am (GMT)

Ricardo Laborin

Gents,

There's a couple of rebarreling projects to be undertaken in 2022, both on Rem 700 (LA and SA respectively). Gunsmithing prowess in Mexico is fairly low and sending the receiver to the US to be rebarreled is not feasible......Enter these already threaded, chambered, ready to roll type of barrels, helping me circumvent any potential f** up from additional hands here.

Have any of you Experience and/or strong opinions about this?

Ps:
1) .308 Win 22", 1-10", Sendero Fluted Contour
2) 7mmRM 26", 1-9", Factory Rem Magnum Contour

Thanking you in advance. Saludos,

Ricardo.

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15 May 2022
@ 09:10 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Qualified Opinion & Experience with RemAge / Shilen Alternut Barrels
Hi Ricardo, you might as well just give it a try. The main concern is the difference in thread dimensions. If the thread is very loose, it will be up to the lock nut to keep everything secure with regards to vibrations and how these affect accuracy. Experience leads me to suggest that if the threads are a bit loose with this type of system, bedding ahead of the barrel nut by one or two inches will normally tame down vibrational (particularly double grouping) issues.

There are other factors that some might want to consider but its really all moot within the context of your situation. Go ahead, then make it work.
17 May 2022
@ 06:55 am (GMT)

Ricardo Laborin

Re: Qualified Opinion & Experience with RemAge / Shilen Alternut Barrels
Say no more Messr Foster, will do the requisite "clicks" to order the tubes and will report back. On both counts, will be up to mid range hunting (max 500mts).

Saludos,

RLS.
19 May 2022
@ 09:08 am (GMT)

Joshua Mayfield

Re: Qualified Opinion & Experience with RemAge / Shilen Alternut Barrels
Ricardo, I've been studying some of the same merchandise and services lately. Without bogging down in all the details, I ordered a 26" stainless barrel from McGowan today. It will be threaded for a large shank Savage action and will eventually be chambered for .300 Win Mag with the Foster-Manson reamer. This is my first time down the custom barrel road. I'll be interested to see how your orders turn out. May we both be pleasantly impressed... good luck.
03 Jun 2022
@ 02:55 am (GMT)

David Lenzi

Re: Qualified Opinion & Experience with RemAge / Shilen Alternut Barrels
I have a KRG SOTIC that I bought a few years back - since re-barreled to 6mm Creed as a strictly target gun. Not quite apples to apple, as it’s essentially an American made TRG running a barrel nut setup. It’s a chassis gun, three action screws, no bedding.

It’s a consistent rifle, at least. No problems staying on an 8” plate at 800 yds with light/mild winds (off a bipod, no less… don’t tell Nathan!). As long as you get a good barrel to receiver fit, you’ll be all right. You might also consider a WTO switch lug.
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