Good Gunsmith? Who's best for 5R 223?

JoshcBoucher

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Hey guys. I bought a 5r, in 223, that has a "screwed up" chamber. Literally, it looks like some one used a screw driver to extract a stuck case. The gun was supposed to be new. I was going to have some "work", done to it, anyway, so I'm looking for a direction to go. Want to have the chamber shortened cause ,as we all know, 5R's have a long throat. Want to make her a "great shooter". The suggestion was to send the gun back to Remington, but I thought not. They're just going to say "some one else screwed it up". Been there, before. Suggestions? I've been shooting "of the shelf" guns. This will be my first, to have work done. Shorten the chamber, true it up...etc.
 

One-Eyed Jack

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Using one of the well-known SH gunsmiths might be a problem, simply because they are busy doing complete builds. My suggestion is cheap and easy: try shooting the rifle as is and see how it performs. The shortened throat you want would require re-reaming the chamber anyway and take care of the damage. There might be a capable local gunsmith in your area, wherever that is (none shown in your profile).
 
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SporterII

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I have a 24" 5r in 223.
My chamber was rough.
I sent it to SAC. No frills not much fluff. Fixed. Shoots too good.
He has the reamer and expertise.
Worth it completely.
 

Niles Coyote

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    I second taking it out to shoot, my 5r 223 was anything but long... wish it was so I had more powder room running the loads I use in my rem 20" tactical version for 1k...
     

    JoshcBoucher

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    Thanks Guy's. I'll shoot her, and see. Then check out a smith. Most of the "damage", is on the Face of the chamber, where the bolt closes on the shell It might not be a problem, as to the function of the gun, but it looks like "sh-t", and not what my guns are supposed to look like.