~6.5 Mb. Gunco said it was too large to host here.
I'm not building a .50. I'm building a 12 Gauge From Hell.
I snagged a rifled 12 gauge barrel blank from gunbroker. 27-1/2" long. 36" or even longer would have been better, but for $129, I'm not going to complain.
As soon as the barrel gets here I'll pick up the metal for the receiver and bolt and get started.
Good find, I guess I need to re read from the start the other post. This sounds like I can make one. The only thing I need is a barrel, have some H-13 to make a reciver and boldt with.
Any caliber will work, as long as you adjust the extractor and bolt face to suit. I was wavering between a smoothbore 12ga and .458 Win Mag before I found a rifled barrel for cheap. Numrich has chambered .458 barrels for under $100.
a .485 should split a large gord at 300yd I think.
that is a good price but right now I need a .45 barrel for a back burner build. I think Ill just keep a eye on this one. muttman
I have started so many projects they're all technically back-burner builds... well, there's no time clock on fun.
BTW, Numrich often has good deals on .458 Win Mag take-off barrels, like in the $50-$75 range. Mostly Remington threads. And smoothbore 12 gauge barrels are $25-$50...
now that is in my price range. muttman
Barrel came in yesterday. The "barrel blank" turned out to be a fully profiled barrel in the white, just not chambered.
I was pretty disgusted for a while, but I guess I can use it with the low pressure loads Ed described for people with rifled Mossbergs and the like.
The barrel threads in and is held with a jam nut like a Savage, so it'll be easy enough to change when I can afford the correct PacNor barrel. [sigh]