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.300 BLK to .30-30 AI?
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I bought a Bergara barrel for my Encore in .300 BLK awhile back to try the cartridge out. Ive since moved on to a Ruger American Ranch and don't see myself using the barrel again on my Encore. I've always wanted to try a .30-30 AI after a buddy of mine used his 14" Contender to take a pronghorn at 200+ yards off of our pasture. I used his Contender to shoot prairie dogs the next day and hit a few past 150 yards with the 125 grain NBT. I plan on using bullets 110-150 grains for varmints and medium sized game.

I know the twist is a little fast, the extractor will need to be changed or modified. Who should I use to chamber and throat for spitzer style bullets? Is there any reason i shouldn't rechamber this barrel? Im pretty sure it'll clean the chamber up. Wink
 
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Is this for a pistol or rifle?

I think you'd be better served by selling the Bergara barrel and buying a T/C barrel chambered in .30-30 with a 1-10" twist.

Shoot it as is with 150gr. Ballistic Tips, Nosler E-Tips, et al. If you feel you need a bit more velocity, then re-chamber it to the Ackley Improved version by Match Grade Machine in Hurricane, UT or SSK Industries in Steubenville, OH.

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Probably be cheaper on you to sell the 300 BO barrel put the money that it would cost to rechamber your barrel with it and order from MGM
 
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I kind of got sidetracked and forgot about this post, guess my notifications are not working. Talked with Mike Bellm and he thought the fast twist was okay, and at $155 to rechamber isn't to hard on the pocket book either. I can't get a similar MGM barrel for close to what I'd have in this barrel after the rechamber. Plus finding a .30-30 barrel for an Encore is pretty tough. It's a 16.25" barrel so I could use it as either rifle or a pistol barrel.
 
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Did Bellm inform you of his $50 administrative fee for accepting your barrel?

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Did Bellm inform you of his $50 administrative fee for accepting your barrel?

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Yes, his total was $100 for the rechamber rechamber and as he told me in the email $55 for putting up with customers and return shipping. He directed me to his new web site 357Maximum.net, and it clearly explains the $55 charge. The fee doesn't bother me as he was very honest about what it is for.

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I am a 70 year old doing a one man operation. Precision and craftsmanship govern my work, not how many and how fast. If you want fast, I cordially ask you to not do business with me for your sake and mine. Work is done when it is done, in as reasonable amount of time as I can cost effectively do the work in batches. Your work may get in on a batch and done within days, OR...... it may be months. I do not entertain badgering and charge $55 handling/shipping/nuisance factor to return barrels if you cancel.

I'm really a nice guy who uses what looks like a nasty attitude to run off volatile, demanding personalities. It works, and I focus on YOUR work in peace!

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