Now I can do all the smaller chambers for the bore sizes Bergara makes.
It also means the throat in the barrel will be 100% mine, minimum diameter, aligned with the bore with none of the original factory throat remaining as is often the situation when rechambering existing factory production barrels.
With over 500 chamber reamers there are many possibilities, but here are some recommended suggestions by bore size:
(All "Improved" rounds listed below are Ackley, some of which are cut with P.O. Ackley's own personal reamers I still use today.)
.218 Mashburn Bee
.221 Rem. Fireball
and of course tighter dimensioned chambers for:
.223 Rem. Improved
.222 Rem. Mag.
.222 Rem. Mag. Improved, one of my favorites
.225 Win. Improved
And let's not leave out the venerable .220 Swift.
(.22-250 is ok, but its highly tapered case and thin brass make it less desirable for the stretchy break action Encore.)
6mmx.30/30 Imp. (formed brass available)
6mm Rem., still one of the best 6mms
6mmx.350 Rem. Mag, and old but nearly forgotten wildcat very similar to
6mmx.284, but is a belted case.
.270 Ackley Improved, another personal favorite of mine and Kurt's very similar to the .280 Ackley improved in performance.
7mm TCU (yes, we cut them down to 15" or less for silhouette shooters)
7mm International-R, an excellent silhouette round
7x57 Mauser Improved
.280 Rem. Improved.
|.30 cal. (.308 groove)|
.32 H&R Mag
7.62x25 Tokarev (cheap plinking with mil-surp ammo)
.30x.221 Rem. Fireball, aka .300 Whisper or .300 Blackout*
.300 Whisp-R Improved*
.30/40 Krag (also .30/40 Krag Improved)
.30x.444 Marlin 40 degree, aka .309 JDJ
*I cut these chambers with a rim counterbore so you can make cases out of .357 Rem. Max. brass for a rimmed version with better support against the blow of the firing pin, less case shoulder collapse, and easier loading & unloading.
**.30 Bellm is set up for shooting either rimmed or rimless ammo, rimless using fire formed 7mm BR brass.
I also do special throatings, particularly for cast lead shooters.
If you do not see what you are looking for, ask!
|.35 cal., blued barrels. OUT OF STOCK
No more expected in the foreseeable future.
Best option for this popular bore size is an unchambered barrel from Match Grade Machine.
.357 Remington Maximum
.350 Remington Magnum
.35 Whelen Ackley Improved
|For bore sizes, twist rates, barrel contours, and blued v. stainless options not listed above, order an unchambered barrel from Match Grade Machine|
You buy the barrel you want made the way you want, then they will forward to me for custom chambering at my current rates.
Custom chamber, most, $100.
I will cut and precision recrown any of the above to a shorter length for $60.
Drilling and tapping for handgun forend hole spacing $35.
Add Weaver scope base with front tip anchored/stabilized, 6 screw $59
Add 3/4" longer picatinny scope base, 6 screw $79
Machine-in Bellm muzzle brake $185
Bellm TBOSS cross cut on breech end for better access to case head $50
|Previously, I could only rechamber to something larger and/or longer than the factory offerings. |
This works great except for always being stuck with factory dimensions back at the case head in the event the new chamber shared the same case head size. This usually results in a larger fired case diameter than we like to see.
For example, with the .308 Win. or .30/06" case head size, I prefer to keep the chamber down to around .469" at the web so that with most size dies the case is only worked about .001 to .003" when resized.
At this point factory chambers usually give fired case diameters on the order of something larger than .470" and sometimes as large as .474" or more.
Some size dies only size to about .470" and thus do not overwork the brass, but some dies size to around .467" to .468", thus working the brass more.
Most of us simply do not want bulgy fired cases.
In some instances you have no choice due to the size dies available, but given a choice we can now better match a custom cut chamber to size dies, and within certain limitations even custom tailor dimensions to a given size die.
You are welcome to send a sized case from your size die you intend to use with our barrel or send JUST the STRIPPED size die BODY for my reference.
I will chamber the above barrels with tighter chamber dimensions for any of the standard rounds suitable for the Encore.
YOU MAY NOW BUY THE BARRELS UNCHAMBERED AND EITHER CHAMBER THEM YOURSELF OR HAVE YOUR CHOICE OF OTHER PROFESSIONALS CHAMBER THEM FOR YOU.
The factory does not discount any at all for no chamber or for the unfinished locking bolt slot. I pay the same for unfinished barrels as we do fully finished and chambered barrels.
The barrel prices below:
INCLUDE finished locking bolt slots and custom fitted locking bolts.
INCLUDE your choice of either taller .223 Rem. height extractor or the shorter extractor for the .308 Win./.30/06 type chambers.
Prices DO NOT include chamber work! Chamber work is EXTRA, $100 for most chambers.
|Here is a listing of the unchambered barrels I have available:
(7mm is 1-9" twist. All others are 1-10" twist )
.22 cal. 24" standard contour blued, $238.95
.243/6mm 24" standard contour blued, $238.95
.243/6mm 24" standard contour stainless, $272.95
.243/6mm 28" "pro hunter" contour, stainless fluted, $299.95
.270 cal. 24" standard contour blued, $238.95
7mm 24" standard contour, stainless $272.95 (1-9" twist)
24" standard contour blued, $238.95
24" standard contour stainless, $272.95
26" standard contour blued $238.95
26" standard contour stainless $272.95
28" "pro hunter"/ TC "heavy" contour fluted stainless, $299.95
(great for more weight, but best cut back to 26" or less for accuracy)
.35 cal.... SOLD OUT.
Barrels I chamber:
Full warranty assuring satisfactory fit, function, and accuracy, but make no certain specified "accuracy guarantee." Such accuracy guarantees are too dependent on the user and factory ammunition, factors over which I have no control.
Barrels YOU chamber or have someone else chamber:
I warrant correct lockup only.
I have no control over how the barrel is chambered or otherwise modified and take NO, ZERO, NADA responsibility for accuracy or function regarding someone else's chamber work or modifications.
Neither the Encore frame nor the Encore barrel lug is strong enough for the larger diameter, high pressure rounds. Nor should the Encore be chambered for the H&H headsize Weatherby rounds or the .378/.460 Weatherby rounds. This warning includes all the "short mags", ultra mags, and similar diameter or larger high pressure rounds.
For all you over zealous clueless types that have to destroy something to learn the meaning of idiot the hard way, you do so completely at your own risk and expense.
|For now, only those barrels listed above are available.|
|Email your questions or request price list.
Once again.... I do not "make" barrels, before you ask.