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Winchester Classic 375 H&H Barrel Shortening Question

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Trailboss, May 14, 2012.

  1. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm a new poster, but have been a lurker for sometime now. I'm thinking of shortening the barrel on my Winchester Classic SS 375 H&H. It's 24 inches now and rides quite high when I have it on my shoulder. It's been my gun for elk and big bear and I do enjoy the caliber. Cutting the barrel down will shave a bit of weight and also make it handier in timber. I was thinking of 18.5" with a good recrown. I would value opinions on length as well as a good smith to take it to. I live in Vancouver, WA but would drive to a gunsmith if they're good. I would like a very professional job and am willing to pay of course.

    Thanks in advance,

    Trailboss
     
  2. taroman

    taroman Willamette Valley Active Member

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    May be a ways to go, but Todd Koonce in Salem could do it with no problems. First time I was there, a local SWAT team were there, dropping off some of their weapons for custom work.

    He's done great work on my humble stuff, including a crown job and barrel replacement.

    Koonce Custom Gunworks LLC

    He's a one-man show and afternoon is the best time to call him.
     
  3. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks krehmkej,

    I'll give him a call. I don't mind driving a distance to a good smith. I really appreciate the advice.