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Old December 1, 2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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thinking about a new barrel for a K31

i want to convert my k31 to a .308
if i wanted to keep the same k31 accuracy are better what am i looking for
fluted, nonfluted bull barrel what kind of twist would be best for some one who doesnt reload
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Old December 1, 2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Have you thought about having the existing barrel shortened a couple threads and reamed for the 308? The 7.5 Swiss uses a 306 barrel, close enough to fire 308 bullets in it.
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Old December 1, 2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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would that be cheaper and does shortening the threads take up the head space?
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Old December 1, 2010, 06:26 PM   #4
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Rebarreling or rechambering, in most cases you will exceed the value of the rifle. Most gunsmith will charge you around $100 for the chambering and barrel installation alone, more if you have to index a front sight like in reworking your old barrel. And even a cheap barrel will be $100+. K31 run around $200 on gunbroker.
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