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Im going to get the FNAR barrel threaded at Short Action Customs. They said they usually wait for about 3 FNARs before they set up to do the threading.

Any of you guys been wanting it done? Im waiting to send mine in.
 

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Here is a copy of the email I received from Short Action Customs early this AM. I sent them a follow-up email last night.

"Our scheduled will be to accept FNAR's for barrel threading until FEB 27th. The first week of March we will thread that group of barrels. After the FEB 27th cut off it will be at least 4 months before we schedule to run them again. Our web site is being updated and the current prices for work are as follows.

FNAR barrel threading $200 (5/8-24 thread standard)
Custom knurled thread protector $65
FNAR trigger job $70 (Adjust pull weight to 2.5lbs.)
PWS PRC brake $110
Return shipping for rifle $60

Please use the Service Spec Form from the web site and include that with your rifle. It is the blue lettered "here" link on the Contact page.

Muzzle devices:
We can install and time your muzzle device with the barrel threading at no additional cost. The customer will be responsible for any adjustments needed to the gas system because of said muzzle device.
The brake we recommend and have had zero issues with is the Primary Weapons Systems, Precision Rifle Compensator.

Trigger job:
For our trigger job, we only adjust the pull weight down to 2.5lbs. The trigger will have the same amount of creep but will be smoother and far lighter than the factory 4-5lbs. pull. Trigger jobs can be preformed at anytime buy simply sending in your trigger group only. One day turn around on the work and $70 shipped."
 

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Now that there is a schedule, I will probably wait until mid-February to send my rifle in.

In the mean time, I will check to see if any of the off-the-shelf thread protectors will match up with the OD of the barrel. All my other rifles have an off-the-shelf thread protector and they fit and look great, but those barrels may be a different diameter.

I would like to try a brake so my son could shoot it better, but Im not sure which one, and I definitely prefer small/low profile. Anyone know what the 3 slotted brake in the picture above is?

I also like the looks of the Badger Micro FTE brake:
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I think I'm in....

I think I'm going to get in on this. I'll start undressing her and think about getting it boxed up.




Here is a copy of the email I received from Short Action Customs early this AM. I sent them a follow-up email last night.

"Our scheduled will be to accept FNAR's for barrel threading until FEB 27th. The first week of March we will thread that group of barrels. After the FEB 27th cut off it will be at least 4 months before we schedule to run them again. Our web site is being updated and the current prices for work are as follows.

FNAR barrel threading $200 (5/8-24 thread standard)
Custom knurled thread protector $65
FNAR trigger job $70 (Adjust pull weight to 2.5lbs.)
PWS PRC brake $110
Return shipping for rifle $60

Please use the Service Spec Form from the web site and include that with your rifle. It is the blue lettered "here" link on the Contact page.

Muzzle devices:
We can install and time your muzzle device with the barrel threading at no additional cost. The customer will be responsible for any adjustments needed to the gas system because of said muzzle device.
The brake we recommend and have had zero issues with is the Primary Weapons Systems, Precision Rifle Compensator.

Trigger job:
For our trigger job, we only adjust the pull weight down to 2.5lbs. The trigger will have the same amount of creep but will be smoother and far lighter than the factory 4-5lbs. pull. Trigger jobs can be preformed at anytime buy simply sending in your trigger group only. One day turn around on the work and $70 shipped."
 

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Mine's all packed and shipped off as of today. The deadline is coming, so make sure if you're looking to thread your FNAR barrel that you get your rifle sent in time to arrive by the 27th!
 

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I am packing mine up this weekend. I bought a Surefire SFMB-762-5/8-24 muzzle brake/suppressor adapter I am sending in with the FNAR to be timed so you don't have to use all the shims. It is a perfect match to the muzzle diameter and color. Going to get a thread protector too I guess.
 

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Shipping

Talk to me about packing and shipping. Did you use the case that came with your rifle to ship it off? Get another box? Did you use USPS? I've never shipped a rifle before.

Thanks...


Mine's all packed and shipped off as of today. The deadline is coming, so make sure if you're looking to thread your FNAR barrel that you get your rifle sent in time to arrive by the 27th!
 

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Talk to me about packing and shipping. Did you use the case that came with your rifle to ship it off? Get another box? Did you use USPS? I've never shipped a rifle before.

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Im sending mine in the plastic case and original outer box it came in.

Sending mine UPS.
 

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I did the same: Original outer cardboard with original foam padded, hard plastic case inside.

Sent USPS Priority Mail, insured.
 

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Also, it only cost $19 for shipping and insurance to send mine via UPS.

I thought that was a good deal.

Now I have to figure out what scope to put on mine when it gets back.
 

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I've been away, but had rec'd an email from Short Action Customs while I was gone about my rifle. Based on their eval, there is nothing to be gained from working on the fire control group on my particular rifle, so they suggested skipping it. I was very pleased that they would be straight up about saying 'hey, in your case this mechanism is already great, so we don't want to take your money for a thing we won't really be improving.' I think that represents outstanding integrity, and wanted you guys to hear about it!
 

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I'm excited for you guys! I missed the cutoff this time but I'll get the FNAR barrel threaded one day. Shot Action Customs will be the one's to get the job done, too. I had them do some work on a R700 last year and it was well worth the money. Those guys are professionals through and through.
 

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She's home! Short Action Customs does really great work; I'm impressed with the complete lack of readily-visible marks on the camo-dip finish on my rifle. I expected a couple small marks here or there from the lathe, but I have to _really_ work to find a tiny spot that _might_ be a jaw mark, if I hold it in just the right light. The thread protector is well done, matches the muzzle well, and they finished it in an olive-y color that goes along nicely with the Max-1 pattern on the rifle. Got my brake switched over, but couldn't get out into the desert to test-fire it today. Next week...

Thanks, SAC; great job!
 
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