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New barrel for .243
Jul 6th, 2020 at 8:26pm
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I have a BSA .243, made, I think in 1974. The rifling is a bit worn out.
I'm thinking of having a new barrel made. Are there any disadvantages for doing so? Or anything to watch out for?
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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #1 - Jul 6th, 2020 at 9:26pm
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Iím guessing youíll be want a carbon steel barrel.
The stainless ones look shit on old school classic rifles.
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 6th, 2020 at 10:04pm
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Thanks Mad. I hadn't thought about that, so that is a good point - looks silly to have SS attached to a carbon steel.

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Reply #3 - Jul 7th, 2020 at 8:17am
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Hugh bradley/ stager sport does chrome moly barrels. He can copy the profile of your current barrel so the profile is identical... Smiley
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 7th, 2020 at 9:42am
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I think he charges like a wounded bull though. I have thought about rebarrelling a blued rifle and I think I would get the Truflight SS barrel and then get it cerakoted.
  
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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2020 at 9:48am
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Carlsen Highway wrote on Jul 7th, 2020 at 9:42am:
I think he charges like a wounded bull though. I have thought about rebarrelling a blued rifle and I think I would get the Truflight SS barrel and then get it cerakoted.


So who would you look at getting to do  the cerakoting carlsen???
  
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Reply #6 - Jul 7th, 2020 at 8:05pm
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I have had 2 Sako wood/blued rifles rebarrelled in chromoly. 

The best looking result was done by Dean Maisey who fitted a Pacnor barrel he had in stock.
  
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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #7 - Jul 10th, 2020 at 10:25pm
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I too am holding out for a chrome moly barrel to replace the almost "smooth-bore" on my original Tikka LSA-55 in .243
Was a tack-driver.
Can't find an original old barrel . . .  waiting, waiting.
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 11th, 2020 at 2:41pm
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Krico wrote on Jul 10th, 2020 at 10:25pm:
I too am holding out for a chrome moly barrel to replace the almost "smooth-bore" on my original Tikka LSA-55 in .243
Was a tack-driver.
Can't find an original old barrel . . .† waiting, waiting.

Aaaah, one of my greatest piss offs with myself. Many years ago got rid of my LSA-55 in 22-250 after the barrel became toast. Wish like hell I had kept it and looked at rebarreling options. Back in the days when Tikkas were Tikkas and not some part of an Italian conglomerate.
  
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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #9 - Jul 12th, 2020 at 10:28am
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Trueflite. NO one else. Send it to Grant, it's all they do, so after 10 years plus I suspect they know what they are doing
  
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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #10 - Jul 30th, 2020 at 9:14pm
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Yep, trueflite. Very happy with my 204 rebarrel some years ago.
Still driving tacks.
  

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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #11 - Aug 1st, 2020 at 9:35am
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[/b][/b]6.5x55bjai wrote on Jul 11th, 2020 at 2:41pm:
Krico wrote on Jul 10th, 2020 at 10:25pm:
I too am holding out for a chrome moly barrel to replace the almost "smooth-bore" on my original Tikka LSA-55 in .243
Was a tack-driver.
Can't find an original old barrel . . .† waiting, waiting.

Aaaah, one of my greatest piss offs with myself. Many years ago got rid of my LSA-55 in 22-250 after the barrel became toast. Wish like hell I had kept it and looked at rebarreling options. Back in the days when Tikkas were Tikkas and not some part of an Italian conglomerate.

[b]6.5 [b]yes - I feel your pain - many years ago I had a new 22-250 in Sako Hunter A1 - tack-driver - sold it (Buga!)
My LSA-55 is a sweet piece - might just have to go down the Trueflight path and see how dark I can get the barrel looking to blend with the action. They do make good barrels.
  
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Re: New barrel for .243
Reply #12 - Aug 4th, 2020 at 7:29am
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Got old .270 Brno ZKK (1977) with Trueflite UM barrel. Gunsmith (Stu from Greystone) send the old barrel in for manufacturer to do same contour. Originally stainless but then Cerakoted whole thing (including action and bolt) and its like brand new gun. Very happy about it! Almost too good for my bush bashing adventures!

Pricey but this gun will be going fo another 50 years no problem...† Cool
  

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