Re: ? about Mike Rock 5R barrels
Hummmmmm "my suggestion would be to stay with proven comp barrel mftrs."
OK, lets see
Rock has been making barrels for competitors for 20 years, He has lots of wins with his barrels. M-24 Contract, BR records as well. He is a one man shop and does not have as many barrels out there. Hence he does not have a Big Name to associate with. Each barrel is drilled by Mike, reamed by Mike, lapped by Mike, cut rifled by Mike, and then finished lapped by Mike, and finally inspected by Mike and shipped to you or your gunsmith by Mike. Call Hart, Lilja, Shillen, Douglas, ETC, and ask them who made your Barrel. Probably some guy making $6.50 an hour who could care less about how it shoots. (not always the case)
Ive used every barrel maker there is. I have basicly selected on 2 that I go to. Mike Rock in WI and Gary Schneider in AZ. also Boots Obermeyer in WI when I can get them.
There are lots of good barrel makers, I just stick to getting barrels from the Masters themselves not the employes of Masters of the past. Get my drift???
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