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#7246627 - 08/06/18 07:45 AM 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it?
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1. Ok what should I expect to pay to re-barrel my 700 5R from .223 to .223AI. I supply the barrel? I will buy it already deeply fluted.

2. Keeping the .20" barrel, even worth it?
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#7246633 - 08/06/18 07:53 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Been answered 5 times before, and you have Tony's number.

bang
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#7246640 - 08/06/18 08:00 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Wow, I thought I was indecisive, Buzz you make me feel better about me! cheers
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#7246672 - 08/06/18 08:25 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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have we already talked about this, really? Hummm, I cant remember
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#7246678 - 08/06/18 08:28 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My 223ai is 21 or so on length and pushes a 80gr vld at 2902fps.
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#7246683 - 08/06/18 08:32 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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24"
80 gr ELD-M
3085 fps

Three shot group at 100 yards .062"
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#7246698 - 08/06/18 08:47 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Twist for the .223AI ?
7 or 8?
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#7246700 - 08/06/18 08:50 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buzz, you really are a piece of work.

Barrel = 325 - 375
Chamber = 250 - 350 w/crown
Muzzle break = $35 from Harrells
Thread for muzzle break and blend to barrel = 75 - 150

Yes, we've been through this all before.
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#7246704 - 08/06/18 08:57 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Unless your 5R won't shoot, you aren't going to gain enough making that change to make it worth your while. Sell the 5r for full value, buy a donor action, and build.
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#7246705 - 08/06/18 08:57 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Twist for the .223AI ?
7 or 8?


Mine is 1:7.7

Spoke to Greg, at Bugholes.com about a 1:7. His take was, that would only be necessary for 90 gr Bergers (88 gr ELM-M had not been introduced yet). And if was going to run the 90's, I'd be top loading, only. He said everyone that tried 90's in a .223 A.I. went back to 80's so they could Mag (not clip) feed, and the 1:7.7 would do a fine job. He was right.
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#7246712 - 08/06/18 09:06 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Mine is a 7 twist.
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#7246721 - 08/06/18 09:11 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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How many fps does AI’ing a 223 really gain?
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#7246727 - 08/06/18 09:16 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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100-140fps depending.
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#7246732 - 08/06/18 09:18 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: jeffbird]
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Originally Posted By: jeffbird
How many fps does AI’ing a 223 really gain?




Heard of straight .223's (24") making an 80 gr go 2900 fps, and I think that's the top end. Nearly a 200 fps gain going A.I. I've also heard, in A.I. cartridges, the .223 yields the most gain in velocity.
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#7246736 - 08/06/18 09:20 AM Re: 1.Rebarrel cost? 2.Worth it? [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
100-140fps depending.


How so?

7mm-08 A.I. gained 120 fps with a 162 gr.
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