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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by yotesmoker, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. yotesmoker

    yotesmoker Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    I just found a place recently that does custom barrels. Let me see if I can find it.
  3. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

  4. Irtys

    Irtys Member

    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
  5. swampcrawler

    swampcrawler Well-Known Member

    Give Ed Kirkpatrick at Edstc.com a call. He found my 357 Max contender barrel for me.
  6. AK Gun Man 88

    AK Gun Man 88 Well-Known Member

    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
  7. witchhunter

    witchhunter Well-Known Member

    Call the T/C pro shop, they do custom calibers. Also Bullberry in Utah is a good quality shop specializing in contenders. Love em.
  8. swampcrawler

    swampcrawler Well-Known Member

    Witchhunter, I thought smith and wesson closed the custom shop when they took over T/C?
  9. farscott

    farscott Well-Known Member

    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.

  10. AK Gun Man 88

    AK Gun Man 88 Well-Known Member

    Actually MGM will do a .311 1in 10 twist. Its special order and an additional $50.
  11. 280shooter

    280shooter Well-Known Member

    I have a few bullberry barrels, they do great work, they'll make any thing you want, give Fred a call
  12. yotesmoker

    yotesmoker Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member


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

  14. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    AKs have around a 16 inches barrel.
  15. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    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.

  16. yotesmoker

    yotesmoker Well-Known Member

    MGM contacted me, they will make me what I want but the wait will be long.Many thanks.
  17. dprice3844444

    dprice3844444 member

  18. AK Gun Man 88

    AK Gun Man 88 Well-Known Member

    yotesmoker...I know the wait will be long, but honestly, totally worth it.

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