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03-May-2017

Cheryl Dey NRA High Master National Record Holder.

Cheryl Set a Record recently with her rifle built on a barnard P Action check out the NRA national’s records. http://competitions.nra.org/nation... read more


03-May-2017

Frank Diaz’s new record

Frank Diaz’s new record on dec-18-2012 200-26x and now 200-18x @ 500 yards. He now holds 3 national records. Midrange on 3/7/2015. Check out ... read more


03-May-2017

John Whidden won the 2017 Berger Southwest Nationals while shooting his P actioned Palma rifle.

· John Whidden won the 2017 Berger Southwest Nationals while shooting his P actioned Palma rifle. “That is the most accurate... read more


QUESTION

Can I do a conversion to shoot a smaller sized cartridge in a larger Barnard bolt face, and use say a. 223 in a .308 boltface or a .308 in a .535” Magnum??

ANSWER

Within limits, yes.

Obviously you will replace the barrel .The extractor claw is replaced as well and you may find the ejector plunger is better removed as reliable ejection is not always possible. And your gunsmith should be up with the feeding requirements of Barnard actions

The extractors in a Barnard target action lie at the bottom of the bolt face when closed. When the bolt is open the extractor still sits below the waterline, so although on extraction the smaller case may drop a little it falls into the extractor. If the manipulation of the rifle is moderate the action may extract satisfactory. But in the usual target shooting, benchrest and in at least some stable hunting situations the smaller case will feed and extract satisfactorily. 

For further information on extractor fitting please view this information page.


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