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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    Where did you see the 300 WIN? I've been digging for it
    I suspect it's this one which I think may be for a 700. Didn't take notice at the time, I think this is it. Doesn't do what you want either, does it?

    Remington 300 win magnum 26 take off barrel NICE! | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    I already sent the rifle off to McGowan Precision Barrel to be rebarred with a custom barrel that will be cut to the original profile.
    That's better anyway.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I suspect it's this one which I think may be for a 700. Didn't take notice at the time, I think this is it. Doesn't do what you want either, does it?

    Remington 300 win magnum 26 take off barrel NICE! | eBay
    Okay I misunderstood you Jim, I thought you found a Rem 721 in 300 Win Mag.

    From what I understand you can put a Rem 700 barrel on a 721. I'll send over pictures when my rifle comes back. They told me it will be about 16 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    I thought you found a Rem 721 in 300 Win Mag.
    No, I thought I found a barrel though. Guess I didn't read it closely or thought Google had delivered correctly. Your current fitting will be far better I think. Looking forward.
    Regards, Jim

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    Well a classic rifle in a classic caliber is a cool thing, but as a wall hanger not so much. My advice would be a rebore/rechamber to 338 Win Mag. Probably more than another rifle but a solid alternative. The 338 is shorter but it will shoot like a house on fire with the right loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wineman View Post
    My advice would be a rebore/rechamber
    He's already got it away for rebarrel...
    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    I already sent the rifle off to McGowan Precision Barrel to be rebarred with a custom barrel
    Regards, Jim

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    I had a McGowan barrel installed on a Ruger single shot rifle, it was a heavy barrel in 308 Win. i milled the bottom of
    the barrel flat so it would not come in contact with the hanger. Also glass bedded the fore-arm. Accuracy was far below
    my expectations. My friend had a McGowan barrel in 25-06 installed on a 1903 action, accuracy was average. Now these
    Mcgowan barrels were from the original location in St Ann, Illinois so maybe the new owners have a better product

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    I had a McGowan barrel installed on a Ruger single shot rifle ... Accuracy was far below my expectations. My friend had a McGowan barrel in 25-06 installed on a 1903 action, accuracy was average. Now these
    Mcgowan barrels were from the original location in St Ann, Illinois so maybe the new owners have a better product
    Well, crap RCS... I guess I should have asked first. The reason I ended up with them is because they were the only ones that were willing to taper it exactly like the factory barrel (for an additional $50 that is) to include the sight bump. I didn't want to have a big opening in my stock that was inletted for the sight bump and I didn't want to have a filled spot. Guess I will just have to wait-n-see. I'll do some loads for it once it comes home, getter to the range, and report back.
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    I guess I never showed you guys this.. Here is that 721 Barrel..

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    The "new" McGowan barrels should work out and you need that barrel profile. There must be larger gun shops with gunsmith services that have
    Remington "take-off" barrels that they would sell

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    There must be larger gun shops with gunsmith services that have Remington "take-off" barrels that they would sell
    I exhausted every source I knew of. But because these rifles were manufactured between 1948–1962, 59 years is a long time to hold onto take-offs and this was not an overly popular rifle to begin with.
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