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Old 09-21-2019, 08:53 PM
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How did you get the barrel? When Gene Barnett was turning barrels, he would do special calibers, but he is retired. I don't know if he is even with us any longer. Does anyone know?

Should be a really slick, light recoiling rifle. I am following and curious about the results.
This barrel was actually made by one of the large manufacturers... If all goes as planned with my project, they're going to be making a run of them.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:04 AM
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I don't know all the port sizing, dwell time stuff, etc......but DO know that is a WAY cool project and look forward to a range report. That cartridge is awesome and hope it runs like a top for you!!!

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Old 09-22-2019, 10:21 AM
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This is very cool!
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:52 AM
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I don't know all the port sizing, dwell time stuff, etc......but DO know that is a WAY cool project and look forward to a range report. That cartridge is awesome and hope it runs like a top for you!!!

Keith
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This is very cool!
Thanks guys, I look forward to posting updates on it! I'm probably going to go ahead and order a Special RG for the new CMP stock, and use the rest of it for a different project I've had on the back burner. I had a 30-06 barrel cut to BM59 contour, and I'm planning to put the front end of a BM59 on the rear end of a Garand. I'm a weirdo...
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:32 PM
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Thanks a lot for the input, those port dimensions sound about right. So you built a Garand in 7x57?

Steve
Long story. I had no intention of doing that, but wound up with a barrel in 7mm. and a receiver, so....

Long time ago. Receiver was a beautiful import whose barrel wasn't even an acceptable tent stake. Most interesting aspect: Had lots of M1's around, so I had to make real sure I didn't absent-mindedly try to stuff .308 or Cal. .30 M1906 into the thing, thus marked it meticulously, obviously, and in multiple places "7x57".

Of my many semi-crackpot inspirations/ideas/pipe dreams, it worked out far better than most.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:59 PM
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Long story. I had no intention of doing that, but wound up with a barrel in 7mm. and a receiver, so....

Long time ago. Receiver was a beautiful import whose barrel wasn't even an acceptable tent stake. Most interesting aspect: Had lots of M1's around, so I had to make real sure I didn't absent-mindedly try to stuff .308 or Cal. .30 M1906 into the thing, thus marked it meticulously, obviously, and in multiple places "7x57".

Of my many semi-crackpot inspirations/ideas/pipe dreams, it worked out far better than most.
That’s exactly why I put a flash hider on it. Makes it really easy to identify! How’d you end up with that barrel? Did you use an adjustable plug?

Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:31 PM
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I also have a 6.5x55 Garand under way.

Hornady brass has a casehead diameter of 0.476" and the rounds are a tight fit in an en bloc.

But in the past I found that Remchester brass measures 0 473".
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:41 PM
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I also have a 6.5x55 Garand under way.

Hornady brass has a casehead diameter of 0.476" and the rounds are a tight fit in an en bloc.

But in the past I found that Remchester brass measures 0 473".
Yeah, these barrels are cut to .473. I finish reamed mine to .480 because I have tons of European primed brass. Who’s making your barrel? If you haven’t started it you might want to wait just a little longer. These will probably be available from a major manufacturer unless something goes unexpectedly wrong with my live fire testing.

Steve
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:35 PM
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What about using a Schuster adjustable plug?
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:45 PM
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What about using a Schuster adjustable plug?
I like them very much, and that's definitely an option. Since I really only shoot one load, I'll try to avoid having to install an adjustable plug on mine. $45 I get to keep in my pocket!
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