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Thread: Barrel boring to larger caliber

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    Barrel boring to larger caliber

    I know this has probably been asked before but is their anyone in this country that will bore a rifle barrel to a larger caliber.
    And it not is their any reason not too.
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    can't imagine the expense of doing that
    barrels are relatively cheap new but i can see if you had a period or unique barrel that couldn't be replaced why you may want to

    first thoughts would be contact Border barrels and find out who has their old machine!
    as AFAIK they are/were the only ones actually rifling barrels in any volume in the UK

    I may be wrong but would you not be limited to matching a minimum land calibre to your current groove diameter or greater?

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    From the details I have read it seems it is quite common in the US but I suppose Muir will let us know hopefully
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    I've been trying to find somebody in the trade to bore out an old Parker Hale T4 barrel to .358 Winchester and had no luck whatsover!

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    It's potentially more trouble than it's worth to do, it would end up costing more than a barrel.
    Last edited by Jager SA; 26-03-2015 at 15:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    can't imagine the expense of doing that
    barrels are relatively cheap new but i can see if you had a period or unique barrel that couldn't be replaced why you may want to

    first thoughts would be contact Border barrels and find out who has their old machine!
    as AFAIK they are/were the only ones actually rifling barrels in any volume in the UK

    I may be wrong but would you not be limited to matching a minimum land calibre to your current groove diameter or greater?
    Yep, wrong. I know of a company in the midlands making barrels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer90 View Post
    Yep, wrong. I know of a company in the midlands making barrels.
    care to elaborate?
    as i said ..AFAIK....

    you do know Border Barrels moved to the Midlands?
    not them is it?

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    They have been around longer than border that is for sure!
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    There are a couple firms doing this here in Canada and lots in the USA, my best buddy has had many done and it is cheaper than buying a new barrel of EQUAL guality.

    He uses a chap in the USA, who "cut rifles" them and we prefer this method for several reasons.

    Maybe, things are different in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauer90 View Post
    They have been around longer than border that is for sure!
    ...... but they are a super secret organisation? Or can they be named?

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