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JES Rebore Ruger American #15993364 04/14/21
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Anyone sent one of these for a rebore? I have a 30-06 I am thinking of sending off. What was the largest caliber you could bore that barrel out to?

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Re: JES Rebore Ruger American [Re: Bperdue21] #15993379 04/14/21
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They would know


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I think Jess likes to have at least .100" inch of barrel wall thickness after the rebore. So, for .358 caliber you would want the muzzle at least .558, and so forth. IOW, .your muzzle diameter minus .200" is likely your answer. They are good about calling back if you leave a message though - just ask.

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Yeah, I have used them before. I just hate to bother him as busy as he is to ask him.

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Originally Posted by Bperdue21
Yeah, I have used them before. I just hate to bother him as busy as he is to ask him.


Seems counterintuitive

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Probably a heck of lot cheaper than buying an original Ruger American 358 WIN, good grief they are high dollar on GB

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Originally Posted by Jericho
Probably a heck of lot cheaper than buying an original Ruger American 358 WIN, good grief they are high dollar on GB


There is one on the classifieds now.

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Originally Posted by Jericho
Probably a heck of lot cheaper than buying an original Ruger American 358 WIN, good grief they are high dollar on GB


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Weird that the 358 is fairly sought after and command higher coin but the actual production numbers are quite low. Seems like Ruger should churn out some more 35 cal rifles when they do a run. Even some lefty ones. Im kinda sick of the general unavailibity of Ruger rifles and limited calibers

Re: JES Rebore Ruger American [Re: Bperdue21] #15998417 04/16/21
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Owing to the fact that the Ruger American is viewed by many as a starter rifle, most retail buyers interested in such would say, “What is a .35 Whelen (or .358 Winchester) ? Never heard of it. Show me one of them magic 6.5 Creedmoors.” Rifle Looneyism hasn’t spread far and wide enough, yet. Happy Trails


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Originally Posted by chesterwy
Originally Posted by Bperdue21
Yeah, I have used them before. I just hate to bother him as busy as he is to ask him.


Seems counterintuitive


I was thinking the same.

Look at it another way - your question would be a quick answer for Jes plus you’d get to talk to him and get an idea of what other things might be on his mind to create a successful outcome & maybe create a connection so when your rifle shows up he remembers your convo

Just my .02 not tellin just sayin

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I'd call him. I have and he's easy to talk to and helpful.

With an '06 length action, I'd say 338-06 or 35 Whelen.

He did a Pre-64 M-70 Fwt .243 that was shot out. Turned it into a .358 Win. As posted before, it was a bit rough looking thru the Hawkeye, fouled easily. But, the hole was perfectly drilled, very uniform, no tight spots,. After shooting it a while, cleaning after shooting, then with DBC treatment, it's settled down and is a decent shooter. And, fouling isn't a problem. It's a 12 twist, which I would recommend, but seems to prefer lighter bullets. It'll shoot .75" to 1 1/2" groups at a hundred. MOA not a problem with bullets it likes. For the price, it's a good deal, IMO.

It won't shoot with a new Shilen, but it doesn't cost $600 installed. And I wanted to keep the looks of the Pre-64 Fwt., which I did. He stamps the new round designation on the bottom of the barrel, doesn't want to mess up the looks of the factory barrel. Someone shooting a .243 round in mine will get a surprise when he ejects the empty. Doubt that bullet reaches the target.

The Fwt barrel isn't that fat, but there was enough steel to accommodate the .358" bore.

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Re: JES Rebore Ruger American [Re: Bperdue21] #16022594 04/23/21
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I purchased my 358Win Ruger American 20" "Ranch Rifle" about 18 mo. ago from Grice's. Price was $395. I guess they're going for more than that on GB now? Interestingly, in my limited work w/ it, using the Barnes 180 TTSX (I think this will be my preferred go-to bullet), Hornady case, Fed210, w/ 43.5-45.0gr. H4198 (fastest powder in the old Barnes Manual w/ the old 180gr X bullet) all where touching @ 100yd! Sub-MOA for 4 shots! Velocity was from 2698 to 2736fps. I just might stop development and just use this load! Get the Limbsaver Air-tech recoil pad, too. -Mark

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Originally Posted by Bperdue21
Yeah, I have used them before. I just hate to bother him as busy as he is to ask him.


He replies to emails



I got banned on another web site for a debate that happened on this site. That's a first
Re: JES Rebore Ruger American [Re: Bperdue21] #16025378 04/24/21
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Oh, JES has an email now? That's a great improvement - last I checked it was phone or snail mail only.
Just visited the site and I'm not seeing an email on the Contact page or anywhere else on the site - where did you find an e-mail?

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Originally Posted by jwp475
Originally Posted by Bperdue21
Yeah, I have used them before. I just hate to bother him as busy as he is to ask him.


He replies to emails

Since when? I've never seen an Email address on his site.

Re: JES Rebore Ruger American [Re: MarknMaggie] #16043046 04/30/21
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Originally Posted by MarknMaggie
I purchased my 358Win Ruger American 20" "Ranch Rifle" about 18 mo. ago from Grice's. Price was $395. I guess they're going for more than that on GB now? Interestingly, in my limited work w/ it, using the Barnes 180 TTSX (I think this will be my preferred go-to bullet), Hornady case, Fed210, w/ 43.5-45.0gr. H4198 (fastest powder in the old Barnes Manual w/ the old 180gr X bullet) all where touching @ 100yd! Sub-MOA for 4 shots! Velocity was from 2698 to 2736fps. I just might stop development and just use this load! Get the Limbsaver Air-tech recoil pad, too. -Mark


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