View Full Version : 511 barrel length

March 19, 2009, 09:00 PM
I have a Rem. 511 .22 bolt action that I bought from a friend in high school. The barrel had obviously ben cut and recrowned. My 12 year old daughter shoots it. Anyway.... I just measured the barrel for the heck of it, 15 1/2". If I remember correctly, it has to be 16. Am I on the wrong side of the law?

March 20, 2009, 06:59 AM
Yep. Every now and then I see 51X barrels on gunbroker. They are interchangeable between any of the 51X series so you can easily fix the problem.

March 20, 2009, 07:28 AM
I would get that barrel off that gun immediately, were I you.

March 20, 2009, 08:08 AM
here is the barrel off of a 512. It will fit your 511.


March 20, 2009, 11:48 AM
What's funny is that this gun was stolen from me a few weeks ago when my deer camp was broken into in Mississippi. Sheriff's dept. caught them the next day and called me to come get my guns. Not a word about the barrel, they probably didn't know, and if they did, a rural Sheriff's dept. in MS probably feels the same as we do about those "Federal boys" (ATF). I will be getting a new barrel, the numrich barrels are probably not real Remington barrels are they?