Originally Posted by bigandy1966
About how much would it cost to have a bull barrel installed on my Rem 700 ADL in 7MM rem.mag?
The correct answer is "expensive". If you'll search around, you'll find some threads about putting new barrels on rifles, and I have a thread about modifications for precision rifles. Excluding carbon wrapped barrels and exotic gain twist, etc, the more expensive barrel blanks will cost you around $400 fluted. Barrels without flutes will typically cost $85-125 less (depending on which company you get it from). Different companies have different prices, but you're looking at spending $300-400 for the blank itself. You'll spend quite a bit more money just to have the barrel threaded, crowned and reamed ($150-250), depending on who does it and what they charge. If it has flutes, it'll be even more expensive because it takes time to thread the barrel properly so that the flutes "time" and headspace properly.
To be perfectly honest, it's pretty silly to rebarrel a rifle without truing up the bolt face, action face, and lugs. Doing this much smithing on an action is usually considered "blue printing", even if the bolt isn't sleeved. When you talk about "blue printing" an action, you're looking at spending at least another $200 on having that done. If you don't have the action cleaned up, the barrel will never fit perfectly, and won't shoot as well as it's capable of. It will have stress induced from the improper fit, and it will be inconsistent and sloppy. So all in all, you're looking at spending around $600-850 to get a good barrel on the action and have it fit properly. If you're not HONESTLY looking into precision shooting, you can buy an entire new rifle for that much money (almost a 5R), sell the old one and get back a good share of that money, and be better off. Unless you want a custom barrel, and you've already shot the barrel out of your other rifle, and have extreme accuracy and consistency demands, it's probably not the route for you.