Having had upwards of 70 barrels and over 50 complete H&R rifles, I'd say getting a good fit of a second hand barrel on your frame can be a crap shoot, I've had barrels that didn't come close to fitting and others that fit perfect with no fitting adjustments necessary at all, having many frames to pick from simplified the issue greatly, working with one frame isn't ideal. I'd say more often than not, some fitting will be required, half the battle is knowing what and how to check fit then making the right corrections to get a good fit. Some say that like year production helps, but I've never found that to be true.Hijacking my own thread - I have a 45/70 on a sb2 frame- how complicated would it be to get a 30/30 barrel fitted to the frame now that H&R is no longer? Is anyone else doing this?
The 30/30 is fairly popular with H&R fans so even $300 for a LNIB would not be out of line. Especially on an SB2 receiver.Don't specifically know how much as the region varies greatly here in very short distances. Personally I wouldn't give more than 250.00 like new and about 200.00ish for anything in reasonable shape. The price TR lists above sounds in line.