Well that is a little steep! Hart will do the same thing (correct me if I am wrong) for about $520 +/-. That is probably what I will do with my next rifle!! The pac-nor barrels are what come on several of the new 50BMG uppers that are on the market now and they have won quite a few 1000yd matches. Look up "ALS 50BMG", he has won a bunch of shoots with them.All in all it was about $530
Thats allways a possibility... and yes it is a good thing they "cautioned" on the safe side... with extra tight tollerances and not extra loose. Of coarse... if it were extra loose i wouldnt have shot it. I thought possibly it would loosen up after 40 - 60 rounds or so. I fired 40 rounds for break in... then 40 rounds of match ammo to zero in and do an accuracy test. After 80 rounds the bolt was still just as diffucult to close... and once the chamber got slightly fouled (normal fouling) it was practically impossible to close the bolt with a live round in the chamber. I didnt feel comfortable shooting it untill i got it reheadspaced by the local smith...mele said:Perhaps their go gauge is just a tad off, or worn.
:shock: durn.............glad I am in no hurry!Harley said:No doubt about it, when your dealing with tolerances like those required in a precision rifle a slip-up is very easy! Hart seems to have a pretty loyal following, but the only problem there is they are running about 24 weeks right now on a barreled action!