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Old 07-12-2022, 11:28 AM
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Default Any OC/LA or calsmith here for barrel work ?

I have heavy taper style barrel that I like to recontour / recrown . It's a howa mini .

Randall can remove it , but I was able to find a match gun smith shop near by and got some info and my turn around time is 6month for contouring .

I was wondering if you guys can recommend some shop near by without shipping the barrel .

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Old 07-13-2022, 6:37 AM
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Did you get a price for recontouring?

I suspect you'll end up fairly close to the cost of a new barrel. But I may be wrong.
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Did you get a price for recontouring?

I suspect you'll end up fairly close to the cost of a new barrel. But I may be wrong.
More then a new barrel if it's not a match barrel.

Custom contouring isn't cheep.
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Did you get a price for recontouring?

I suspect you'll end up fairly close to the cost of a new barrel. But I may be wrong.
I must have contact 15 shops including local and out of state .
Most won't even bother , 2 shops were down to take the job at around 300 not including shipping charges .

I really didn't want to scrap the project or start over . I found a shop that specializes in savage . But they were willing to work on my howa . They have quoted me $100 for the job . Plus 55 bucks on shipping/return . Smith even threw in engraving . It's not quite #6 contour but close enough . Definitely lighter 24in vs 19 . But there's possibility of ****ty accuracy after all this work . all this could be total waste of mony .


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I must have contact 15 shops including local and out of state .
Most won't even bother , 2 shops were down to take the job at around 300 not including shipping charges .

I really didn't want to scrap the project or start over . I found a shop that specializes in savage . But they were willing to work on my howa . They have quoted me $100 for the job . Plus 55 bucks on shipping/return . Smith even threw in engraving . It's not quite #6 contour but close enough . Definitely lighter 24in vs 19 . But there's possibility of ****ty accuracy after all this work . all this could be total waste of mony .

That engraving is impressively crooked on that barrel.
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That engraving is impressively crooked on that barrel.

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That engraving is impressively crooked on that barrel.
and he got what he paid for.

That shop lost money on that job
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and he got what he paid for.

That shop lost money on that job
They must be hungry.
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Good eyes ! I hope it doesn't shoot that way .
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Hoping to find out how it shoot soon . If the barrel is a keeper , already got quoted to cerakote black for 120 for the barrel .
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