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Thread: Can I rebarrel my 22-250 to 243?

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    Can I rebarrel my 22-250 to 243?

    I currently have a sako 75 22-250 which I have owned for quite a few years now and was wondering if it was possible to change this to 243 or is this a stupid idea? I have an old Remington 700 243 and I'm not over keen on the trigger pull so was thinking of going to one rifle I would be keen to hear people's thoughts on this subject!

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    of course you can mate,any decent barrel plumber could do the job,but if the 22.250 is a shootwer why bother just get the trigger sorted on the remmy or even better for a Arnold jewel which will give you the best trigger in the world

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    Its easy enough to get the trigger sorted on the remmy then is it as I was told that it's not got much adjustment I take it that an Arnold jewel is a trigger kit then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithy2976 View Post
    Its easy enough to get the trigger sorted on the remmy then is it as I was told that it's not got much adjustment I take it that an Arnold jewel is a trigger kit then?
    No Arnold Jewel is a replacement trigger unit, regarded by many as the finest trigger on the market and mucho expensive if you can find anyone that has one in stock.
    IMO Jewels are overpriced for what they are and a Rifle Basix trigger is just as good, alternatively find a smith who really knows his way around remmy triggers and get him to rework it for you.

    Ian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whitebeard View Post
    No Arnold Jewel is a replacement trigger unit, regarded by many as the finest trigger on the market and mucho expensive if you can find anyone that has one in stock.
    IMO Jewels are overpriced for what they are and a Rifle Basix trigger is just as good, alternatively find a smith who really knows his way around remmy triggers and get him to rework it for you.

    Ian.

    I have a rifle basix trigger on my rifle . . .and quite frankly it is the sweetest trigger my finger has ever had the pleasure of pulling . . .zero creep and crisp as a frosty morning.

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    Thanks for that think I'm going to get the trigger sorted on my remmy

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    Smithy,

    Personally, I wouldn't bother with buying aftermarket triggers. Just get someone to tune your factory Remmy. Mike Norris in Whitchurch would be a good choice if your based in Cheshire. He's done two of mine and my brother reckons they are better then the Timneys on his rifles.

    Good luck,

    Tim

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    I'm not doubting what you say Tim just wondering why Mike fitted a replacement trigger on my friend's rifle recently if he can adjust the Remington so well?

    I had a Remington some years ago and the trigger on that was simply dreadful all attempts to adjust it failed to achieve a satisfactory result and the attitude of Edgar Brothers and Remington was get a replacement trigger.

    Smithy going back to your original question, yes the barrel can be changed quite easily by a gunsmith but have seen the price that you will have to pay? As much as I personally dislike Remingtons I would say that the cheapest option by far for you is to get the Remington sorted and keep the Sako as it is.

    Or else sell the .243 Remington and buy a decent rifle in a decent calibre.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Thanks Tim any idea on how much he charged you for the trigger job?

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    What would you suggest is a decent caliber then 8x57 Bearing in mind the remmy is worth about 30 as its about 25 years old also it had a 6x42 on it and I don't feel as comfortable with this scope as I do with my s&b 8x56 on my 22-250 I was thinking of the basic Leupold 3-9x50any thoughts on that?!

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