My first precision rig....and threading the barrel
The other day, I was presented with an offer which I wasn't expecting and took it up immediately....
I had a chance to trade my MSAR XM17-E4 (which I didn't like) for a Rem700 PSS (24" BBL, .308) with Leupold scope mount, Leupold VX-III 3.5-10 X 40, and a Pelican case.
I'm pretty excited to get out and shoot this rifle, but I have a question for the accuracy people:
Will having a competent gunsmith (likely ADCO) thread my barrel totally screw up my accuracy? I have a 762SDN-6 pending with the ATF, so I'm going to be set up for suppressing .308 already.
The other question I have: From what I understand, the Rem700 PSS rifles are kind of a rarity because they stopped making them in favor of 26" barreled 700P in the TWS package. If I did decide to just replace the barrel and keep the stock barrel so I don't have to alter it, what does barrel replacement(with another accurate barrel...I don't want to degrade the performance of the rifle) typically cost on a Rem700?
Am I potentially ruining a nice, tough-to-find barrel by threading it? I don't really want to buy another barrel and have it fitted just for supression...at least not right now.
I apologize for the noob questions...I've never owned a Rem 700 or a precision rig so this is all new to me!
Thanks in advance for the input!
If a quality shop does the job, you are not going to loose accuracy.
There is no real "collector" value to a 24" PSS. Do what you want to it.
If you intend to actually use a rifle, the barrel is the wear part. You replace them like tires on a car.