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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-01-2012, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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J E S Rifle reboring

Anyone here ever use them? I have a remington 721 in 270 I am thinking about having done into a 35 whelen or a 9.3x62. Just wondering if their work is pretty good, turnaround time, and any other issues anyone may have had. Thanks, Don

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 09:03 PM
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Re: J E S Rifle reboring

Please don't take this the wrong way, why would you do that instead of purchasing a new barrel? You can get a new barrel from a reputable barrel maker for around $325. You get to choose the length, taper, diameter, and you'll have a brand new Custom barrel. Your going to be in for a chamber job no matter what.
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Re: J E S Rifle reboring

I have no experience with these folks.

But I'm thinking you are stretching the realms of practical possibility by trying to punch a .277" sporter weight barrel to .358" or .366". I'm guessing .308" or maaaaybe 8mm (.323") would be the maximum you could open it up and still have enough wall thickness left to your barrel to be safe and provide ANY sort of accuracy.

I could, however, be ALL wrong.

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Re: J E S Rifle reboring

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But I'm thinking you are stretching the realms of practical possibility by trying to punch a .277" sporter weight barrel to .358" or .366". I'm guessing .308" or maaaaybe 8mm (.323") would be the maximum you could open it up and still have enough wall thickness left to your barrel to be safe and provide ANY sort of accuracy.

I could, however, be ALL wrong.
I'll second the above. PLUS, I do have experience with JES. I had a Marlin 30-30 turned into a 444. The barrel shoots good...under 1.5" @ 100 with gummy tips....probably better if the fella behind the trigger would shoot more often!

That said, when he put my barrel back after the boring he either A) twisted the barrel or B) overtightened it. My sights were canted a couple degrees to the left(as you'd use them). You couldn't tell with the factory sight, but I put a peep on the rifle and had to use a very tall front sight(about 3/4" from the top of the bbl to the top of the sight)....and that showed the problem. Minor problem as far as I'm concerned as it didn't effect accuracy one iota. I've since scoped it and removed the sights altogether so it's not even a thought anymore. Other than that issue there was nothing else to say even remotely bad. He did a great job removing the barrel band and putting a dovetail in the bottom of the barrel for the end cap(barrel bands are a bad idea with the recoil from a 444). Shipping time was longer than actual 'shop' time....I had the rifle back in around 10 days from sending it out, but it was in transit to Oregon and back to PA for all but a day while he did the work. I'd do it again.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Re: J E S Rifle reboring

I just checked out his website and see that he does 270 to 35 Whelen so there must be enough steel there to remove and still be safe.

You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!
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Re: J E S Rifle reboring

I think I'm gonna give them a call and see what they say. I never really thought about the thickness of the barrel. I see they have guns for sale on gunbroker all the time that have been rebored by them, so I just automatically assumed that it was not an issue. Thanks for the input guys.

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