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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-22-2017, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Rebarreling a 760/7600

Anyone ever had a different barrel (than the original caliber) made for your 760/7600? I have a 760 chambered for .270 and it has had the barrel shortened 4 inches. I'm thinking .30-30 with a scout 2.5 - 2.75 long eye relief scope, for a "woods" rifle.
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There's nothing on Earth that a thirty thirty can or could do that the .270 couldn't...doesn't make any sense...shoot 150 grain .270 bullets and take a few grains of powder out and you got the same thing...please don't ever think it'll bust brush better..it won't !
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The barrel of the 760/7600 screws into a barrel extension and the extension is bolted to the receiver. it would be a matter of unscrewing the current barrel from the extension and then the new barrel installed into extension while setting the headspace. The 30-30 would not be an easy do as the head of the case is larger and therefore doesn't fit the .473 bolt of the 760/7600. Feeding of the rimmed cartridge may also prove to be an unwinnable battle. New barrel extensions are available through Lumley Arms. An 18" barrel in 300 Savage , 308 or 30-06 would be a better choice than the 30-30. Also ammo from various sources as well as reloading info is available for any of these and other cartridges to duplicate 30-30 ballistics.
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Sell it, put the money into a new one in a caliber you might like more. Will probably cost less and take less time.
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You could possible end up with nothing, sell it, buy something you like..
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Anyone ever had a different barrel (than the original caliber) made for your 760/7600? I have a 760 chambered for .270 and it has had the barrel shortened 4 inches. I'm thinking .30-30 with a scout 2.5 - 2.75 long eye relief scope, for a "woods" rifle.
Thanks for your time.
As the others have alluded to, if you're just looking for a 30-30, there are much cheaper routes than customizing your .270 760!

First off, there are some general rules to the road for custom gun building. Generally speaking, any custom build should try to stay in the same family of cartridge size as it relates to bolt head dimensions. In your instance, the 270/30-06 size. If you were to really do what you want, you will will not only need a custom barrel, but a different bolt! You're already into more $$s than two or three 30-30s!

So, assuming I talked you out of the 30-30 conversion, next decision is rebarrel or re-bore. I've heard good things about these folks when it comes to reboring: JES reboring

Other gunsmiths list using custom Hart barrels for 760/7600 jobs: HillBilly Rifles

but if you go to Hart's website, there's scan info on barrels specifically for the 760.

Then these guys do custom builds: Accuracy Systems

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I have always thought a short barreled 338-06, 35 Whelen, and/or 9.3x62 would be neat in a 7600. That would be a simple rebore job.

Good luck, Tony
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270 to 30-30? That's a new one.
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If your set on rebarreling it go 30-06. Does everything the 30-30 does and then some, but I also agree with previous post. A .270 with 150 gr rounds will out perform a 30-30 in any category
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think you would be taking a big step backwards. I never owned a 270 but I kw its an awesome caliber.
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