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Remington 700 Barrel removal

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by doubled, Feb 8, 2006.

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  1. doubled

    doubled Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    I have a remington model 700 in 222 caliber, I need to replace the barrel, can any one tell how to get the old barrel off.
  2. griz

    griz Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    Eastern Virginia
    It's done with a barrel clamp and an action wrench, but it's not as simple as screwing in a new one.
  3. Onmilo

    Onmilo Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Yes, take the rifle to a gunsmith.
  4. Rockstar

    Rockstar member

    Apr 25, 2004
    IF you can read and comprehend what you've read, and you're competent to tie your own shoelaces, you can quickly learn to do anything that a gunsmith does that doesn't require machining.
  5. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Removing a barrel is normally done with a barrel vise and an action wrench. You need the right wrench to keep from bending the action.
    Sometimes a pair of wood blocks bored to clamp on the barrel and held in a heavy bench vise will do, sometimes it won't and you will have to have a real barrel vise to clamp tighter.

    Replacing a barrel requires machining, one way or another.
    The simplest of the over the counter replacement barrels from Brownell's are short chambered which means you have to have a reamer, headspace gauges, and some technique. There are measurement methods you can use to simplify the process, if you have the micrometers and gauges.

    I don't think you can learn to rebarrel a rifle one question at a time on the net.

    Get a print catalog from Brownell's, they have tools and books.
  6. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus Member

    Nov 26, 2004
    Mobile, Alabama
    You can seriously screw up your rifle by trying to remove the barrel without the right tools. New barrels don't just screw on ready to shoot.

    Some folks will tell you that you can finish ream a chamber by hand (including Brownell's) it takes a fine touch indeed to do this and you still need the proper lubricants and a way to keep the reamer absolutely straight while you're turning it.

    by the time you buy the tools and gauges required, you'd be much better off paying a competent gunsmith to do it right. Ask around before you take it to one though.... many "smiths" are nothing but "jacklegs" that'll likely do no better job than you could with the right tools. Find one with a lathe and the proper tooling.

    Not many good gunsmiths around anymore. And the ones that are good are 6months or so back logged and charge between 150-200bucks to fit a barrel.

    I have a lathe and do my own.
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