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yotesmoker
June 25, 2013, 10:09 AM
Looking for someplace to purchase a 7.62x39 bbl for a TC pro hunter.Been checking all over the net but no luck.Advice please.

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C-grunt
June 25, 2013, 02:11 PM
I just found a place recently that does custom barrels. Let me see if I can find it.

C-grunt
June 25, 2013, 02:13 PM
Here you go.

http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/index.php?cid=620

Irtys
June 25, 2013, 10:51 PM
I ordered a .41 mag SS barrel from MGM (Match grade machine). Very good quality and very good prices. I would buy from them anytime. Irtys

swampcrawler
June 25, 2013, 11:00 PM
Give Ed Kirkpatrick at Edstc.com a call. He found my 357 Max contender barrel for me.

AK Gun Man 88
June 26, 2013, 12:26 AM
If ya got a few weeks to spare, Matchgrademachine did my custom 338 Win Mag Barrel. A little more than factory, but you can order exactly what YOU want.

Absolutely love my new barrel

witchhunter
June 26, 2013, 12:36 AM
Call the T/C pro shop, they do custom calibers. Also Bullberry in Utah is a good quality shop specializing in contenders. Love em.

swampcrawler
June 26, 2013, 01:18 AM
Witchhunter, I thought smith and wesson closed the custom shop when they took over T/C?

farscott
June 26, 2013, 06:36 AM
The T/C Custom Shop is closed as of this writing. No one is sure if and when it will reopen, so T/C is not an option.

A true .311" bore 7.62x39 Contender barrel is going to be a hard one to find. Both Bullberry and Match Grade Machine only use .308" bore barrels for 7.62X39. This means one is reloading for the barrel, so other caliber choices make more sense, like the .30-30 Ackley Improved.

From Bullberry's site.

Custom barrels chambered in 7.62 x 39 will be built on a true .308" bore barrel. This does not allow for use of ANY remanufactured or factory-built ammunition regardless of bullet diameter used. These products are commonly made for traditional military chambers in a larger bore size or have been fired in oversized chambers and will cause damage to your firearm when used in our barrels.

AK Gun Man 88
June 26, 2013, 01:06 PM
Actually MGM will do a .311 1in 10 twist. Its special order and an additional $50.

280shooter
June 27, 2013, 01:53 AM
I have a few bullberry barrels, they do great work, they'll make any thing you want, give Fred a call

yotesmoker
June 27, 2013, 08:42 AM
Contacted mgm,waiting for response.What would be the the ideal bbl length for the caliber?Would be shooting at 100 yds only.This gun would be for paper only,no hunting.Load devlopment only.

JShirley
June 27, 2013, 09:30 PM
swampcrawler,

Edstc seems to be down. I've been looking for a .357 Contender rifle barrel at a good price.

John

C-grunt
June 27, 2013, 09:34 PM
Contacted mgm,waiting for response.What would be the the ideal bbl length for the caliber?Would be shooting at 100 yds only.This gun would be for paper only,no hunting.Load devlopment only.
AKs have around a 16 inches barrel.

JShirley
June 27, 2013, 10:25 PM
If you're getting a custom rifle bl anyway, I'd go 17-19". The Contenders are already very light, even with 23" bls. Pro Hunters are sturdier and heavier, but I think 16" won't feel right.


John

yotesmoker
June 28, 2013, 05:22 AM
MGM contacted me, they will make me what I want but the wait will be long.Many thanks.

dprice3844444
June 28, 2013, 12:57 PM
http://www.bellmtcs.com/store/
http://www.eabco.com/store/thompson-center-arms/tc-barrels/encore-and-pro-hunter/
http://matchgrademachine.com/Build-A-Barrel/
http://matchgrademachine.com/search.php?mode=search&page=1

AK Gun Man 88
June 28, 2013, 10:46 PM
yotesmoker...I know the wait will be long, but honestly, totally worth it.

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