Anybody have a use for a .243 barrel probably meant for an old Sako?

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Bought a barrel of ebay on a lark. Turns out its m25x1.5.....or as close as I could measure. It wont screw into my 1x16tpi action, tho it starts. Its a really nice barrel, hate to just have it sit here and I doubt ill turn up a gun that it can go on....so ......anybody want a free barrel?
Oh needs to be crowned
Stainless 23", .243, m25x1.5, 1-9.5 twist.
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Worst spot I could find.
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You can't say that. I bought a brand new Ted Williams 30 30 barrel on e bay. Then I found a matching rifle with a badly pitted barrel. Badly pitted barrel won't shoot cast or jacketed past 40yds if 4 inches matter. But with the long Hornady 170 it and I shoot deer target vitals at 75 with open sights. No barrel changing needed. A new leftover barrel found me a new best project

I thought no normal person would buy some random barrel off e bay. I'm now normal or have heard of another abnormal person. Wish others would chime in.
 
You can't say that. I bought a brand new Ted Williams 30 30 barrel on e bay. Then I found a matching rifle with a badly pitted barrel. Badly pitted barrel won't shoot cast or jacketed past 40yds if 4 inches matter. But with the long Hornady 170 it and I shoot deer target vitals at 75 with open sights. No barrel changing needed. A new leftover barrel found me a new best project

I thought no normal person would buy some random barrel off e bay. I'm now normal or have heard of another abnormal person. Wish others would chime in.
......my long range rifle happened because i bought a random barrel off eBay lol. If stuffs cheap enough ill buy it just to figure out what it is, sometimes i re-sell it, sometimes use it, sometimes give it away.

Should have seen the random things i ended up with when I was heavily into paintball and archery!


In this case the only rifles i know it will fit are Sako 591s, 57s, and very early 579s. I did fine one 591 and one 57 on gunbroker, both rebuilt as customs lol.
 
Bought a barrel of ebay on a lark. Turns out its m25x1.5.....or as close as I could measure. It wont screw into my 1x16tpi action, tho it starts. Its a really nice barrel, hate to just have it sit here and I doubt ill turn up a gun that it can go on....so ......anybody want a free barrel?
Oh needs to be crowned
Stainless 23", .243, m25x1.5, 1-9.5 twist.
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Worst spot I could find.
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Well, if its still looking for a new home, I’ll bet I’ve got a place where it will stay warm and be well fed!
 
Bought a barrel of ebay on a lark ... anybody want a free barrel?
shoot me a pm with your address and ill send it out
Nice! 👍

bought a random barrel off eBay lol. If stuffs cheap enough ill buy it just to figure out what it is
I thought no normal person would buy some random barrel off e bay. I'm now normal or have heard of another abnormal person. Wish others would chime in.
Believe me, we are not normal. ;)

When I saw review for BCA cold hammer forged 20" upper produce 1-1.2 MOA groups at 500 yards, I was intrigued (Because factory Ruger 10/22 18.5" cold hammer forged barrel produced 1/2"-3/4" groups at 50 yards for me with CCI SV) - https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2023/12/15/bear-creek-arsenal-bc-15-side-charger-review/

So when I saw Gorilla Machining selling BCA 20" CHF barrel for $120, I ALMOST bought it on the spot ... But after pondering some, I went "How often am I going to shoot at 500 yards?" - https://www.gorillamachining.com/BE...Length-Gas-System--Black-Nitride-_p_1244.html

I already had 20" fluted barrel upper and 18" match heavy barrel upper I got at great prices during Black Friday/Christmas sales with the plan that I could just swap out barrels with 16"/18" BCA CHF barrels (But likely, any extra barrel will quickly become another AR build). I have quite a bit of AR parts inventory and tell my wife they are "spare parts" :rofl: ... (I mean, who buys 10 sets of "enhanced" trigger kits as "spares" :oops:)
 
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How many have to chime in before it’s normal? 😁

I posted to quickly. Barrels. Random parts. Yard sale springs. Barrels… coffee pots to rob parts to try to Mickey Mouse a timer on the reloading bench… might be something to do with liking to tinker…
 
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And how do I do a PM on this forum? I don’t see anything allowing me to do that other than to start a conversation. Don’t think that’s what a PM is.
You found it, thats "private message" on this forum.
 
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