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Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

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    Re: Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

    I have been looking hard at the Broughton!
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    Re: Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

    I like cut rifled barrels of known quality. But chamber quality cutting is just as important. Finding a hummer barrel is a crapshoot. You pays yer money and takes yer chances. Whichever barrel you choose, with the 6.5-284, expect it to be toast after around 1200 rounds. I recommend a 1-8 twist with 140 gr. bullets.
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    Re: Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

    BML:

    I'm using a Bartlein in my .260 improved. It's a 1:8.5" twist....31" finished length. I'm getting very similar velocites with it when compared to the 6.5-284. This thing just loves 140's. I would say....ditch the factory tube and buy one from one of the reputable manufacturers...you won't be disappointed!

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    Re: Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

    Cut vs. button pulled barrels?
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    Re: Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

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    Cut vs. button pulled barrels?
    Pick your poison. If you were going to cut a very long barrel in half to make a short barrel, I'd prefer a button rifled . If you were to recontour the exterior profile, I'd prefer a cut rifled. That said, I've violated both of those with no ill effects.

    Rock creek sells their premium barrel as a cut rifled, and their budget barrel is button. Just an FYI

    I still think the gunsmith fitting the barrel to the action and chambering, the cartridge loading procedures, and the personal whose finger is on the trigger will more likely influence the accuracy than the barrel, providing it is a premium barrel of a known manufacturer.
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    Re: Barrel Suggestions for my 6.5x284

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    Get a new barrel and don't fool with this one anymore if it will not shoot. Freebore rifles shoot just fine if it is a good barrel. Freebore is not your issue. You just got a bad barrel.
    I'd find this to be extremely likely.

    You can sell your barrel to help recover some of the costs.

    Depending on the shank size and contour, I may be interested. I'd be using this as a barrel for a 6.5 Grendel in an AR-15. PM me if interested with price you desire.
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