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Barrel maker suggestions?

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Unread 10-04-2008, 09:41 PM
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Re: Barrel maker suggestions?

Kreiger barrels is probably top on my list but their lead times keep getting longer and longer. I've had 2 barrels on order from them since May and I just got the paper saying they are ready for shipment this past week. A 20 week wait. They make a great barrel if your willing to be patient. Broughton, Hart and Lilja or some of my other favorites. I've had a couple "turd" barrels from some previously mentioned barrel makers, and it was their lack of customer service which leads me to not use them again. I've deffinately learned to bore scope every barrel before I do any cutting on them, then I'm not out the cost a chamber job, muzzle brake and blueing.

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Unread 10-05-2008, 12:43 PM
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Re: Barrel maker suggestions?

I have had to make this choice recently and I wound up going with the schillen #8 contour. very pleased with the results so far and I am only about half the way through the load development stage. Like was said to me, a good barrel in the hands of a poor smith is a recipee for disaster. A good barrel in the hands of a good smith will result in nothing less than expected.
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Unread 10-05-2008, 08:59 PM
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I had Sharp Shooter send me a Douglas Air Guage and it is a real shooter. Much better than anything I have every had. This question might be the old which is better, Ford or Chevy trucks, ask 10 folks and get 11 answers.
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