Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

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Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by Bill » 15 Nov 2019, 9:57 am

Dropped my Ruger 357 with a spare Tikka t3x 25-06 barrel off at the gunsmiths this week.

Short video of testing some 70gr HP to confirm mag function and feeding.

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Re: Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by Wm.Traynor » 15 Nov 2019, 11:22 am

It Works :clap: :D
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Re: Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by Bill » 15 Nov 2019, 11:44 am

Should work fine lol, the gunsmith will take half a thou off the 357 barrel thread and place a grub screw set up on the underside of the action for quick barrel swap action.
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Post by Bill » 16 Nov 2019, 9:14 am

So the gunsmith called yesterday and a new 256 Win mag chamber has been cut and the rifle is ready to be picked up, happydays
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Post by marksman » 16 Nov 2019, 9:29 am

nice Bill,
happy days alright :drinks:
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Re: Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by Bill » 18 Nov 2019, 7:15 pm

first to chance to checkout the new switch barrel conversion today. 25-06 chamber got chopped and the 256 Win mag reamer run in. Barrel came up at 18.5inch so the same as the 357, small bit of weight loss of 50gr, slight thinner profile forward of the chamber.

M4 grub screw set up for quick barrel change. Looking forward to a range session now later in the week, fingers crossed she shoots OK..... :drinks:

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Post by marksman » 19 Nov 2019, 8:43 am

can you explain the process of switching the barrels Bill :drinks:
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 19 Nov 2019, 7:26 pm

Good luck Bill :thumbsup:
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Re: Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by bigrich » 20 Nov 2019, 4:52 am

Congrats on the new toy bill, quite a smart idea to have a switch barrel between those two calibers . Please post reports on how it all goes. Enjoy

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Re: Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by Bill » 20 Nov 2019, 8:19 am

marksman wrote:can you explain the process of switching the barrels Bill :drinks:


Barrels threads have been done to allow unscrewing by hand, Grub screw keeps it from unintentional unscrewing.

Thanks Wm.Traynor, hoping Mr Tikka does his bit with the accuracy.

Yeah Bigrich not alot of spare time to even knock some reloads together :drinks:
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Re: Ruger 357 Carbine switch barrel

Post by Homer » 20 Nov 2019, 5:48 pm

GDay Fella's,

Thanks for sharing this with us Bill.
Please keep us posted, on the accuracy details/results.

Don't forget to tell the FAR, about the additional barrel.

D'oh!
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Post by Bill » 20 Nov 2019, 9:07 pm

yep Homer the Gunsmith has already done it :thumbsup: , told me not to lose the barrel, same as losing a gun !
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