Originally Posted by Bigeclipse
Factory barrels are poor at best wow...maybe I shouldn't have spent 800 on an Xbolt then lol do I need to buy a Jew barrel for it?
The reason I said that is , I have never replaced a good custom barrel because it would not shoot, They were shot out from lots of rounds.
I have replaced most factory barrels for that reason and only a few because they just wanted a better barrel.
I have also had to lap many factory barrels just to make them shoot "OK".
That's not to say that you cant find a good factory barrel it,s just that the odds are against it.
I don't consider One MOA of deer good. there are lots of people that are ok with a rifle that shoots 1 MOA and that's fine for shorter distances. But I think that In this game 1/2 moa or better is a minimum requirement
for long distance.
Not trying to be sarcastic, But if factory barrels were very good the custom barrel makers would be in trouble because of the cost and Gun Smithing required to install one.
Rarely will you see a factory barreled rifle at a long range competition or on a rifle used for long shots
Nothing personal just an opinion based on over 50 years of shooting and hunting, also hours and hours of looking through a bore scope at factory and custom barrels.
J E CUSTOM