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BROWNING A BOLT REPLACEMENT BARREL
« on: May 14, 2009, 11:35:01 AM »
I have a browning a bolt 7,mm,wsm,w/boss i am looking to replace the taper barrel with a bull barrel and have it turned and threaded to accept a jp recoil eliminator but i canot find replacement bull barrels for browning rifles.
Not sure what to do, any thoughts ?
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Re: BROWNING A BOLT REPLACEMENT BARREL
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009, 11:46:29 AM »
You'd probably have to buy a barrel blank that is not already threaded/chambered and then have a gunsmith modify it to fit the action.
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Re: BROWNING A BOLT REPLACEMENT BARREL
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2009, 12:36:54 PM »
Barrel replacement is the Achilles heel of the otherwise excellent A-Bolt Browning.  I think the specifics of the problem, if memory serves me correctly  :roll:  is that Browning's Japanese subcontractor uses a 'red loctite'-type thread compound when assembling the barrel to the receiver, and that because of this, removing the barrel can actually damage the action - the receiver threads come out of the receiver in such a way as to totally ruin the receiver.

So from what I understand Browning's answer to customers on this subject varies from: "if we rebarrel, we also replace the action" to "our rifles are not meant to be rebarreled or rechambered".

I understand that very slow and careful heating will defeat the loctite, but that is the reason that aftermarket barrel makers don't offer replacement A-Bolt barrels and the huge majority of intelligent gunsmiths don't want to take on a project that can easily result in a ruined receiver and an irate customer.  It is not cost effective for the few they would sell.
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Re: BROWNING A BOLT REPLACEMENT BARREL
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 11:54:40 PM »
Have you considered rechambering it?
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