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Old November 1, 2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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recommend a gunsmith?

you guys recommend a good smith for a weatherby vanguard?
wanting to have a barrel put on this spring in a different caliber...maybe a ackley version,but want a magnum contour or light varmint.....the gun is a 243....barrel will be a shilen or mcgowen,maybe even a douglas....depends how much cash i can generate...

thanks in advance
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Old November 3, 2008, 02:02 PM   #2
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Send the rifle to Shilen, McGowan, or Douglas for a new barrel.

Many gunsmiths won't take the Howa actions in for rebarreling for two reasons:

1. There is a 1200 pound Japanese Sumo Wrestler who apparently installs barrels for them at the factory.
2. Threads are metric and are unavailable on many lathes.

Good luck!

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Old November 3, 2008, 05:53 PM   #3
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good deal thanks much.....

LOL at the sumo
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