Any Reason to Not Have Hart do my Rebarrel?


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Welding Rod
January 10, 2010, 02:57 PM
I have a Ruger Hawkeye on which I want a premium 7mm Rem Mag barrel. I also want competent installation.

I have my eye on Hart for this. They charge about $650 total for barrel and install, along with some truing and so forth.

Any input on Hart?

Any reason to have the job doen by someone else?

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atblis
January 10, 2010, 03:04 PM
I priced around for custom barrels, and if that is all inclusive, it's about the norm. You might be able to save ~$100 if you shop around.

Ol` Joe
January 10, 2010, 05:05 PM
Hart IMO makes one of if not the best barrels going, you don`t do that with shoddy workmanship. I`d trust them to do the job right and the price is in line with most. You might find a cheaper smith but I`d double check their work before trusting a $350 barrel to them.

joed
January 10, 2010, 05:36 PM
I went through this 2 years ago. The only difference was I went with Krieger instead of Hart. Krieger I believe wanted around $650 to do the job. I did not want to spend that kind of money and looked around.

I found a place in OH about 1 hour drive from me that builds custom benchrest rifles. They offered Hart or Krieger for barrels. I can't really remember but think I got away for under $400. That was 2 years ago, so far I have 20 rounds through it.

In my opinion the gun is marginally more accurate. The difference I've noticed is cleaning. The barrel doesn't foul as much and cleans up very easy. It may get more accurate as I start shooting it some more. It's hard to shoot 20 rounds and make a determination on accuracy. As I start tailoring the loads it may get better.

MJR007
January 10, 2010, 06:17 PM
Hart is down the road from me. I can not say a bad thing about them. They have done work on my rifles and my wife's. The hard part is waiting six months. They will all stand 100% behind their work. Good luck.

joed
January 10, 2010, 07:51 PM
The wait was something I forgot to mention. I took my rifle to the shop in Nov, think I got it back in April or May.

Now, good or bad I don't know. I was talked into a Stainless barrel, why I don't know. So now I have a stainless barrel on a blue action. Don't be surprised if they try to get you to do stainless. If they do find out the reason why. I figured the place doing the work had a good reputation and knew what they were doing. And I actually see a lot of benchrest guns with blued action and stainless barrel, so there has to be a good reason.

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