Originally Posted by Gator26
so i whent out and got a vanguard in 300 wby. its the tan one with the black webing, i really dont mind the recoil at all i seriously think my ruger in 300 win mag kicks more beats me tho. any ways im looking to put on a new barrel but cant decide what one i should get i know theres lots of differnt ones out there but is one brand really that much better than all the others? allso could someone let me know how the tapers and twist work and how do decide what one would be best for my rifle ? thanks alot.
Simply put, many barrel makers can duplicate your factory contour and make the new barrel so it fits into your stock without alteration.
Who makes a better barrel? Yes there have been better barrels with many laying claim to lots of world records. But, who's barrels recently are actually winning matches? Who makes a very good barrel at a reasonable cost? Are you willing to spend $400. for a Broughton barrel or would you be willing to spend $250. for a Benchmark barrel of which Benchmark has a very long list of world records. One of which was shot July 4th in Washington State 2009. A gentleman shot a .067 200 yard aggregate.
Really your application and what you are willing to pay for a blank should be the deciding factor. If you have a gunsmith, trust his judgement as his business demands he use a reputable repeatable quality barrel. Does your smith give you a guarantee as to the accuracy you require?
Somethings to think about.