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Re-Chamber

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ThunderStruck, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    I have a Rossi Wizard rifle with several barrels, 223,22-250, 243, 7mm-08, 308 and the gun shoots well for what it is.

    I have available a WB38-357 barrel and thinking of having it re-chambered to 358 Winchester.

    I really like working with the .308 line of cartridges.

    Anyone know if this barrel can be re-chambered and a gunsmith that does re-chambering.

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Whats the twist rate on the barrel? Is that going to work with the bullets you want to shoot? Rifle and handgun bullets are very different, so the twist rate may cause problem or suck up your accuracy at longer ranges. Other then that it should work.
     
  3. ThunderStruck

    ThunderStruck Southern Oregon Member

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    DieselScout,
    I did not even think about twist rate, I will check it out in the morning..

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  4. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    So, this intrigued me and I looked into it a bit more. Seems like if you've got a twist rate of 1:12 or 1:14 you're good to go, some will even say 1:16, but I'd go with the faster twist for heavier bullets.