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#203508 - 11/16/19 11:39 AM Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel?
Dirty harry
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I have a 14 inch factory Contender barrel with a muzzle brake that I?m tired of fighting. I?ve always thought about sending it to SSK to rechamber to 358 JDJ, but after following JDK?s recent experiences, i?m interested in hearing about other options. Do you guys have any recommendations for cartridges and shops to do the work?

Thanks in advance,

Harold


Edited by Dirty harry (11/16/19 12:19 PM)
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#203512 - 11/16/19 04:44 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Dirty harry]
KYODE
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What are you fighting it about?

Things can happen to anybody or any product, but you do not hear very many bad things about SSK.
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#203513 - 11/16/19 05:09 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: KYODE]
Ernie
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If the barrel is giving you those kinds of fits...Sell it!
Start over with something you want.
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#203519 - 11/16/19 07:52 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Ernie]
JDK
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I had two issues. One was an issue with the plating, which was a freak deal I believe. That said, if SSK would have tested The chamber using a dummy round, they would have caught that before it cost me extra time and money. The second was SSK not providing me with pertinent info in the beginning. I think it'll be fine now that I've just received my RP brass, though I haven't had time to do more than unbox it. I think SSK's customer service is\was lacking, but I've done the tough part (the teeth pulling to get the info). Just know you MUST use RP or Hornady brass and have to seat the bullet in further than with their older chambers.

Other options are the 358 Bellm and maybe the 35 Rimmed using 303 British cases.
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#203520 - 11/16/19 07:54 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Ernie]
Pa. Mike
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I agree with Ernie. I would sell it and order what you want from someone like MGM for example. It will most likely save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

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#203521 - 11/16/19 08:59 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Pa. Mike]
Willicd76
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I would think a 358W would clean up a 35R chamber and a 35 whelen certainly would.

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#203522 - 11/16/19 09:02 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Willicd76]
H2OBUG
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 Originally Posted By: Willicd76
I would think a 358W would clean up a 35R chamber and a 35 whelen certainly would.


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#203546 - 11/17/19 10:37 PM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Dirty harry]
Mr. Bisley
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Sell the barrel and get a 12? 357 Maximum from Match Grade Machine in Hurricane, Utah.

I have 3 barrels from MGM. Very happy with their work.



Edited by Mr. Bisley (11/17/19 10:40 PM)

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#203550 - 11/18/19 10:56 AM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Mr. Bisley]
Buckshotharris
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Send it to Mike Bellm. He can turn it into his .358 Bellm chambering. Just an option. And no custom dies needed. Good luck.

John Harris


Edited by Buckshotharris (11/18/19 10:59 AM)
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#203551 - 11/18/19 10:56 AM Re: Options for rechambering a 35 rem barrel? [Re: Mr. Bisley]
Brenden
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For the price of the new chamber, I'd sell that barrel and purchase a new one as well. You'll probably be close in cost anyway as long as you don't go wild with the new barrel. MGM makes a fine tube.

When I built rifles, I did a few rechambers. They shot well enough, but the time and money spent would have gotten me a decent tube in the caliber I wanted.

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