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...How much better should I expect it to perform with a 21" barrel than a standard .223? Who does the chamber job? I would like to compare the different people that do the work and get the best deal as far as quality and price. My new barrel should be here in about 4 days, will try it as a .223, but the whole idea of getting a Carbine .223 was to re-cut it. I would appreciate any info. Thanks, Robert
 

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.223 Ackley, does anyone have one in Carbin

Robert, et al

This question will probably get better response in the TC Encore and Contender Rifles Forum pard. I'll slip it over there for you.

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rechambering,,,,problem.

if you start out with a factory 223 chamber, you won't be able to have it rechambered to Ackley Improved and have the correct headspace. An Ackley chamber is "supposed" to be at least 0.004" shorter than the standard chamber because the Ackley chamber will contact standard cases ONLY on the point at the bottom of the neck. Some gunsmiths WILL do this chambering,,but it really is not a correct chamber. Factory ammo cases will stretch a few thousanths more than usual. There are some techniques that will allow you to fireform Ackley cases ok [bullets seated out hard into throat, lightly oiled cases, etc] but still, with the inability to "set the barrel BACK" on a Contender,,,you need a custom barrel origionally chambered for the 223 Ackley to be set up with a nice "correct" headspaced chamber.
alan in ga > a fan of Ackley's stuff.
 
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