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Old June 8, 2013, 09:55 AM   #1
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Where is the best place to get a new barrel for my Rem 7400?????

Where can I get a new one from??
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Old June 8, 2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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Hey Rick, not to say about keeping a rifle orginal but a good aftermarket barrel would do better '' more times'' than a orginal one but as many 742's that won't cyc and are single shooters for owners would be the first place I would look consider it a sacifice of one rifle to make your completed rifle and then you would have some extra parts.
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Old June 8, 2013, 11:16 AM   #3
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What is wrong ???

Replying mostly to mark but would ask; What is wrong with your current barrel or what is the problem? Have you thought about sending it back to Remington, for repairs ?? ...

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Old June 8, 2013, 11:39 AM   #4
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Im pretty sure the barrel is shot out. Its all over the place at 25 yards...

The gun looks pretty old (Trade)

I think Ill be sending it back to Remington. Looks like I can get it done for under 200 dollars.
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Old June 10, 2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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I bought my 7400 new for $300. I don't think I'd pay $200 for a new barrel. But that's just me. You could probably get a parts gun for $100.

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Old June 12, 2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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First, I would clean it really, really well. I'm talking about Butch's, JB, and Sweets as many times as it takes to get a perfectly clean patch. If that doesn't do it have a gunsmith check the crown. try several different brands of ammo. If it's still bad after that I would sell it unless it has sentimental value. If it does go to gunshows and buy a piece of junk with a good barrel.
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Old June 13, 2013, 07:39 AM   #7
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and buy a piece of junk with a good barrel.
Odds are, if the gun is a piece of junk, the barrel would be also.

After cleaning and trying different ammo, contact Remington
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Old June 13, 2013, 03:54 PM   #8
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,,,,,,"Odds are, if the gun is a piece of junk, the barrel would be also".

I was thinking the same thing.......................
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Old June 14, 2013, 01:29 AM   #9
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There's nothing wrong with your 7400 that's just how they shoot......lol

As others have suggested I would clean the hell out of it and maybe recrown the barrel, but that's about it.
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Old June 14, 2013, 05:51 AM   #10
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Thanks,,,,,I have done that.
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Old June 14, 2013, 06:24 AM   #11
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I'd put the $200 toward a better gun rather than a barrel.
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Old June 14, 2013, 11:07 AM   #12
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The barrel life on those things is not very high, 1-2K rounds at most. They were designed for hunters who go out and tag a deer or two every year for 30 years. If you shoot a lot they will die fast. If you shoot fast and a lot they will die even faster.

"all over the place" does not say much though. I would say you should expect MOA 2-4 and anything worse could be an indicator of a problem.
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Old June 15, 2013, 04:56 PM   #13
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My 7400 gets 3" groups at 100 will cheap ammo and 1-1.5" with my hand loads. If your muck worse than 3-4" at 100 I'd try differant ammo. If that doesn't help try getting the barrel recrowned.


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