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Unread 12-13-2002, 11:12 AM
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Lilja 3-groove 6mm Barrels

S1 & others who have experience with Lilja 3-groove .243 barrels what kind of barrel life are you getting from the 243 Imp using the 3-groove Liljas? What is the advantage of the three groove?

I have two Lilja barrel’s that I started to shoot last season. These barrels were on my BAT action and were chambered for 6ppc 263NK. I put 432 rounds through the one and the second barrel had 671 rounds. Both throats are gone. The barrels shot great until the throats burned out. I was told that Lilja uses very soft steel.
Shilen and Krieger’s I get about 1500 to 1900 rounds out of those barrels in 6ppc.

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    I talked to a few friends at the IBS Nationals this year they said that they had the same problems as I did with some lilja's. I ask one big name shooter what he thought of Lilja barrels. He said “look at the equipment list before you buy a barrel”. That was at the IBS Nationals.
    I had my smith look at the two lilja’s through the borescope. He said looks like u got lotta rounds through these pipes. Lotta cracking in the throats. I told him the exact rounds through the barrels he just said that’s a shame. I was thinking that the lot of stainless might have been bad. I think the matter is the steel that Lilja is using. Like I said before the shot great when they had low rounds.

    Cleaning Procedure:
    I use Lucas bore guides and Dewey rods in all my guns. Newer any moly bullets or abrasive cleaners.

    Solvents:
    Blue goop which is activated with hydrogen peroxide.

    I shoot like a “runner” trying to get five shots off before the condition is lost..

    My 6ppc load consists of:
    Lupua Brass
    Fed 205s
    28.0gr 8208 or 28.4gr 133
    Fowler 68 FB or 66 FB

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    Re: Lilja 3-groove 6mm Barrels

    I just read in the Precision Shooting Reloading Guide the 243 was a barrel burner, well they were comparing it to the 308win.

    I really wouldn't have thought it to be too bad though.

    Interesting to know what Dan says. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img] Don't sound right to me.
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    I called lilja they said send them back.. I will do so this week. Will keep you all posted..
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    Re: Lilja 3-groove 6mm Barrels

    By all means please keep us posted! I just built a tight necked 6mm Ackley sporting a Lilja 3 groove with a 1-7 twist. I am currently in the process of fireforming 100 weight-sorted pieces of Win brass, I'll keep an eye on my tube also. The 1-7 Ackley should "shoot out" way before your 1-13 twist in your PPC would.
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