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Old July 2, 2013, 04:05 AM   #1
jerad188
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mossberg 800 asm .308. new barrel?

This gun has been slingin lead for about 40 years and the barrel is whooped. Do they make new barrels for this old of a gun? I love it and would like to bring it closer to the bullseye. Thanks
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Old July 2, 2013, 08:13 AM   #2
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There are several manufacturers making barrels, but the cost, I don't know. You would need to contact one of them, and ask. Also, try Numrich or other parts houses, they may have a factory barrel.
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Old July 2, 2013, 09:19 AM   #3
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I'd give that barrel a deep professional cleaning, with something like Outer's Foul Out III, and a magnified inspection of the crown, before I'd consign it to the scrap pile.




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Old July 2, 2013, 09:49 AM   #4
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Me, too. If it was shot a box a year for 40 years but seldom cleaned, it probably has a lot of lifespan remaining.
If it was shot a case a decade for 40 years, it is fading. A box a month, it is toast.

Numrich has only .350 Rem Mag barrels left.
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Old July 2, 2013, 01:56 PM   #5
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Was probably shot a handful of shells the weekend before every season, couldn't answer the question if it was cleaned each year, I can just see marks between the twists , looks like pitting of the metal but I can't tell
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