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Old 01-21-2003, 09:44 PM
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? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

I am about to purchase a finish at 30" 1.20"
at action straight taper to 1" 6 groove 6.5
mm 8 twist SS barrel from Mike Rock. Can
anyone convince me I am making a wrong
choice? Inside 2 week delivery because he
has some of these already made up. Mike says
he will stand behind it that it will shoot
or the next one is on him. He seems to me
to be a stand up guy that is very proud
of his product. If any one has had a problem
with his barrels or policy, PLEASE reply
before I put the cash on the table! Thanks
for any info good or bad! GEG
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:11 AM
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Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

I have a few rifles with his barrels, no problems and I'll continue to order his barrels.
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:16 AM
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Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

What are you going to do with it?

Is it a LR hunting gun only or is it a 1k BR competition gun?

If it is a LR hunting gun, then will probably work as well as you want if not better. However, if a LR comp gun, then my suggestion would be to stay with proven comp barrel mftrs. Lilja, Hart, Spencer, K & P etc. You wait but it is worth the wait. My last spencer 2 months ago took 4 weeks for delivery. Liljas normally 4-6 weeks max. Lot of guys make big claims at times, look at results of their claims before you spend big dollars for something that might not be what you want. MR barrels might be very fine for this, but how do you know?

let someone else be the "guinea pig" with their money.

Good luck

BH

PS with that taper and length, if this is a gun you are going to use for comp, you are going to have a difficult time making either the 16.5 or 17 lb weight limit I think without fluting and staying with a 1" tube scope. Need to really talk to your gunsmith if that is a goal. If not, go for it.
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Old 01-22-2003, 09:42 AM
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Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

Mike Rock has been making barrels for a long time and has a fantastic reputation for top quality barrels. My partner and I have some of his barrels and I can honestly tell you that they are superb - truely up there with my Harts and Liljas. I believe that you will not regret dealing with Mike, he is also a very interesting person and building barrels is in his blood.
Good luck with your new 6.5 project.
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:46 AM
 
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Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

Mike Rock barrels ARE proven , so don't worry about being a Guinea Pig. As Dave and Ian said, you won't be sorry. Mike's original 5R barrels were the spec barrel for the M24 Sniper System, the Army's sniper rifle. Remington bought all he could produce and finally started making their own. Some of the old PSS rifles were barrelled with Rock barrels, and they are in high demand now, if you can find one that isn't shot out.
Good luck with your project... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 01-22-2003, 05:26 PM
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Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

Thanks for the reply from all you guys. I should have given more info about this
project. This will not be a BR rifle but
a LRH chambered in 6.5-300 Weatherby or
6.5 STW As far as a target gun, limes at
600 yds will be what we will tune for with
our hand loads. We can do oranges now with
our factory Remington's so we are looking
to upgrade by going custom. We have the
optics to see with, we only need a barrel
that can repeat its accuracy. Thanks again
for the post and more info is welcome. GEG
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Old 01-22-2003, 11:35 PM
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Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels

Mike rock barrels are very good. No guinea pig there.

Here is a target of the first group shot from a 20" 1-11.25 twist 5R Rock barrel.
308 match reamer and FGMM 168ge factory ammo
Barrel not even started to be broken in of course. It has 3 shoot and cleans prior to this group


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