Cut and crown a barrel - how much $$ ?


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woof
March 11, 2009, 06:09 PM
What should one expect to pay for a competent cut and crown, 22 in down to 18in? Are there any downsides or dangers in doing this?

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DRYHUMOR
March 11, 2009, 06:38 PM
A master gunsmith in my state (SC) will do a cut and crown for $75.00.

You may lose a bit of range/velocity in cutting down to 18". If you shoot 100 to 200 yds, prob no big deal.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
March 11, 2009, 06:45 PM
Usually $50-$60 for a competent job (good crown) in this area.

Are there any downsides or dangers in doing this?

1. Dangers ==> No

2. Downsides ==> Yes. If it's a semi-auto, it may not cycle correctly. And regardless of action type, you will lose some velocity, slightly increase recoil, and significantly increase muzzle blast and flash.

P.B.Walsh
March 11, 2009, 07:09 PM
What about a Remington sps varmit 26" to 20" with a tactical stock on it ( probaly bell and Carson or hs precision). Ranges up to 600 yards.

jmr40
March 11, 2009, 08:57 PM
What cartridge? I am assuming 308 or 223. Using most factory loads or even reloads the difference is pretty insignificant down to around 20". Especially the 223. I like shorter barrels, but 20" is about as short as I like for the 308. The 24"-26" barrels will squeeze a little more velocity out of the rounds, but most shooters cannot take advantage of the difference.

With the magnum rounds you really need the longer barrels. You will probably only lose 15-20 fps/inch with the 308 or 223, but up to 50fps/inch for some of the magnums.

woof
March 11, 2009, 09:55 PM
I'm thinking 7-08 but maybe .308. The rifle will be a Remington 760, or 7600 if 7-08. The idea is a fast in heavy woods gun for deer, 100 yds and under. Haven't ruled out .35 Rem either. My understanding is that the larger the caliber, the less (proportionally) it will lose in velocity as barrel length is decreased, right? So if say a .308 lost 10% going from 22 to 18, a .243 might lose 15% or more, correct?

tango2echo
March 11, 2009, 10:25 PM
Last one I had done was $80.

t2e

Onmilo
March 11, 2009, 10:54 PM
$80.00 on the high end here in Illinois.
If it is a simple job, i.e. carbon steel barrel, not chrome lined,etc, price could come down to less than $50.00

rangerruck
March 12, 2009, 01:32 AM
anywhere from 40 bucks on up should do it, depends on the crown step/depth, and how good is the dude who does it...

Ol` Joe
March 12, 2009, 10:00 AM
I had just a recrowning done a few years back that ran me $35. I don`t know what extra it would have ran to cut the barrel back too.

woof
March 12, 2009, 01:17 PM
If I swap out a wood stock for a syntheitic one, how much lighter should I expect it to be an average? I know it depends on what rifle, what wood stock and what synthetic stock, but roughly?

oops I meant this to be a new post

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