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Anybody using Douglas barrels

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Unread 06-22-2005, 10:10 PM
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Re: Anybody using Douglas barrels

Douglas Premium barrel - 30 years of use. First 6 years heavy use on varmints, predators and muleys. Hung under an inch @100 the whole time. Better than 3000 rounds. Then all of a sudden it went. Throat shot out.

New bbl is Lilja. Now she hangs around a 1/2" and lots of times a lot better.

Installed and broke in properly I would have the utmost confidence in the Douglas.
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Unread 06-24-2005, 03:22 PM
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Re: Anybody using Douglas barrels

I have a Douglas on my .458 American and wild cat 7mm STW. The STW I got from and friend that was into 1000 yard competitive shooting. It never performed good enough for him. don't quote me on the exact size, but all he was able to do was high 7 inch groups for 20 shot aggregates. He sold it to me and moved up to 50 BMG.

I think that it's a wonderful hunting weapon even with it's 8.5 pound 28 inch barrel. It's taken out some nice elk.
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Unread 06-25-2005, 10:14 PM
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I had a 30" Douglas XX barrel, chamber in 300 Win Mag, on a Sako action, A-3 stock, and it kept the benchrest boys with their PPCs concerned when I attended a match. It had a 1-10 twist and LOVED the 240 Sierra bullets at 2700 fps+, easy 1/4" at 100 yds.
Great gun, should have kept it. But at 15+lbs without the Nightforce scope it was just not something I was going to carry.......

In summary, yes. I have a Pac-Nor....have shot...the Douglas XX was nothing to be ashamed of.
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Unread 07-01-2005, 11:38 PM
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I put a Douglas Premium Grade on my Pre-64 Winchester M70 action in 1969. It's chambered for the .257 Ackley Improved and has always shot 3 shot 5/8" groups with 100 gr Nosler Partitions and a max load of IMR4350. Have shot it a lot and the throat is getting a little rough but she still shoots! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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