I have a Howa 1500 rifle in 204 Ruger. Problems I have with this rifle;
* Magazine well is so short/small that the bullets cannot be seated even remotely close to the lands.
* Excessively large chamber. I shot some new brass out of the rifle recently and went to re-size it for the FIRST time and found that the chamber is so large that it took an enormous amount of force to re-size the brass.
In short, I'd like to just buy an after-market barrel, that has been chambered on the low, or small, side of SAAMI specs, and have a short lead, or throat, so that I can fit rounds in the mag and be close to the lands. I know I should just sell the rifle and start over but I'd feel guilty selling this rifle to anyone. I own it, and I'd like to invest at least a new barrel to fix the problems.
What I'm looking for-a chambered, threaded (BOTH ends-as I want to shoot suppressed) barrel that is ready to just thread on to my action.
A hog is nothing more than a bullet receptacle.