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OT: rechambering
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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 06:05 PM
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I know it isn't a load question, but you guys seem knowledgeable on many topics.

How "risky" is a rechambering. I bought a new kimber 84 hunter rifle and hope to make the .243 a .358.
Factory rifle is guaranteed sub MOA. I am not looking for a precision target rifle but hope to not make a good gun a dog. Where would you recommend having this done ? JES is on my radar
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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 06:09 PM
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What about rebarreling it and keep the small bore barrel as well?



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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 07:01 PM
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Paul Tummers wrote: What about rebarreling it and keep the small bore barrel as well?Agree with Paul, and additionally rechambering and reboring to a larger cartridge just might be more than the (relatively) thin walled hunter barrel will tolerate.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 7th, 2017 07:06 PM
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Not only that, but what I have heard about rechambering, boring out and lining of barrels was that the results were not up to expections and the costs almost as high as a rebarrel-job.



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Agree with what's been said, rechambering is only part of what you are looking for. Reboring will be needed, obviously, to get from .243 to .358. Would likely cost more than the rifle is worth. Rebarreling is different, will still be fairly expensive, but is the way you would need to go.
here is a list of Pac-Nor's prices... http://pac-nor.com/pricelist/

Me? If I really, really wanted a .358 I'd sell the .243 and buy what a .358.



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I appreciate the opinions and would love to hear any more , similar or different. I may just pass the rifle on, and I may sit on it for while and decide. It was an impulse buy - but I remain convinced the new 84M Hunter is an amazing factory offering for the price.



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Charley +1

Me? If I really, really wanted a .358 I'd sell the .243 and buy what a .358.



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I looked and was surprised how few barrel makers, offered pre-threaded, chambered barrels for Kimber's. I wonder if they're just not popular to rebarrel or if they're just using standard threads and nobody lists them.



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Kimbers are sort of a niche in the market. They make a very nice rifle but just too few out there compared to 700s, win model 70, ruger 77's. Sorta of like my TC venture aftermarket stuff is almost nonexistent but it will shoot the lights out.

I'd just buy a new rifle and keep the .243.



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Re-barreling gives you a lot more options too! You get to select the barrel you want, length, materials of construction, twist rate, sheen, contour, fluted or plain, threaded end or standard crown.............

I recently re-barred an action and was very pleased at the economy.

Last edited on Thu Feb 9th, 2017 04:57 PM by lscraig1968



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