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Remington .308 "Mil-spec" barrel?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Peakbagger46, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Well-Known Member

    I got a used Remington 700 .308 from a co-worker. The gun has had it's action lapped, trigger job, special bolts added to screw the action to the HS precision stock, and has a "mil-spec" remington 24" barrel.

    Can anyone tell me what the "mil-spec" means and what the twist is? The diameter at the muzzle is .820".

  2. jbech123

    jbech123 Well-Known Member

    Is it a older 5R possibly? I have a new one, and I didn't see "mil-spec" on the barrel itself anywhere, unless it is under the stock. It did say that on the box though. The 5R barrels have an 11.25" twist.
  3. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    Remington, like many other sellers, plays fast and loose with the term "mil-spec". It is "mil-spec" only in the manner of having the same type of rifling (5R) as the M24 rifle that Remington builds for the Army. As previously stated, it should have a 1-11.25" twist rate.

  4. Horsemany

    Horsemany Well-Known Member

    It has recently come to light that the 5R 40x barrels are produced by Hart. They are excellent barrels and that's why 40x barrel stamps are different from other 700's. I assume the 5r barrel on the the 5r milspec guns are Hart's as well. Should be a great shooter. I'm not sure on the twist rate.

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