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#3595847 - 12/21/09 02:57 PM Interarms Mark X rebarrel
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I've got a mark x in 3006 that I'm wanting to rebarrel to a.270. Gun is in great shape plus Iv'e added a timey trigger since. My question is this gun worth spending 700 or 800 on and stock and barrel to try some 1/2 or 3/4" groups out of or should I just get a 700 donor and go that direction. Thanks for any input.

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#3596095 - 12/21/09 04:22 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: Dawgtracker]
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In my experience (half a dozen Mark X's or so) they tend to shoot sub-inch with the factory barrels, and sometimes much better. I'd have no qualms about rebarreling one, and would expect accuracy to be excellent.
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#3596193 - 12/21/09 04:46 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: Mule Deer]
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"Mule,tryed lots of different loads and about 1 1/2'is the best she would do.Iv'e gotten into lond distance deer hunting and want to reach out 300 to 600 yds. Iv'e got a .243 that will shoot 1 1/8" @ 200yds but, it's sarting to run out of punch past about 350 yds . Maybe a stock would help but, I've heard it doesn't always help a sportster barrel to be bedded and free floated.

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#3598476 - 12/22/09 11:00 AM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: Dawgtracker]
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Yes, it's worth rebarreling, but you can never predict how accurate any barrel will be. The best way to improve your chances is to purchase a high grade barrel from a quality manufacturer with a good reputation. Shilen, Krieger and Pac-Nor all do rebarrel work.

Before you go through all that, how clean is the barrel? Many barrels are fouled with copper and carbon that destroys accuracy. They seem clean, but aren't.

A properly done stress free glass bedding job and free float will usually improve accuracy.

I have several Mark X actions that were barreled using Shilen or Hart barrels and they all shoot under one MOA, all are glass bedded and free floated.

Take a look at the Krieger Barrels web site www.kriegerbarrels.com/Services-c1246-wp3391.htm for an idea on how much it will cost to rebarrel and glass bed if you keep your existing stock.









Edited by WranglerJohn (12/22/09 11:01 AM)

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#3599635 - 12/22/09 04:34 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: WranglerJohn]
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Before I'd sink $700-$800 in a new barrel, I'd be looking at putting that cash into a Remington Sendero if you really are serious about 600 yard deer shooting.

The Mark X is a fine gun and as an '06 is worthy of anyones safe.....keep it as a shorter range rifle!

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#3599889 - 12/22/09 05:36 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: Dawgtracker]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgtracker
"Mule,tryed lots of different loads and about 1 1/2'is the best she would do.Iv'e gotten into lond distance deer hunting and want to reach out 300 to 600 yds. Iv'e got a .243 that will shoot 1 1/8" @ 200yds but, it's sarting to run out of punch past about 350 yds . Maybe a stock would help but, I've heard it doesn't always help a sportster barrel to be bedded and free floated.


before I rebarrelled it I would cut the barrel back a couple inches and recrown it and see what that did. shortening the barrel changes its characteristics.

If you're planning on a rebarrel anyway what do you have to lose?

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#3599890 - 12/22/09 05:36 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: vapodog]
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Thanks guys I think I'll keep my eyes open for a good used 700 custom thats ready to go. I might not get exactly what I want but, again I hopefully want have to wait on a gunsmith either.

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#3600061 - 12/22/09 06:20 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: Dawgtracker]
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Originally Posted By: Dawgtracker
I've got a mark x in 3006 that I'm wanting to rebarrel to a.270. Gun is in great shape plus Iv'e added a timey trigger since. My question is this gun worth spending 700 or 800 on and stock and barrel to try some 1/2 or 3/4" groups out of or should I just get a 700 donor and go that direction. Thanks for any input.


Hope they are worth it, I've got a .22-250 barreled action setting in the safe ripening awaiting a trip to the smiths!

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#3600232 - 12/22/09 07:09 PM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: ready_on_the_right]
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It's just my opinion, but I would rather have the Mark X than a Remington. There is not a single stamped piece of sheet metal nor a gram of aluminum in a Mark X action.

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#3600726 - 12/23/09 03:34 AM Re: Interarms Mark X rebarrel [Re: Dawgtracker]
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The advantage of remington is that there are so many after market parts availible.But Iv'e already got a timney trigger in my Mark X so I've got a good start.

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