Originally Posted by 25 Otter
Looking to buy a barrel for a 300 WSM build. I was strongly considering Bartlein,but they project a 6 to 8 month wait. My rifle smith will be headed out fishing by then,lol. He's an old bench rest smith that only works on rifles through the winter. My second choice is Broughton. What makes Bartlein in such demand? If I can talk my smith into doing it in fishing season,is it worth the BS ?
Most of the top barrel makers have a 12 week + waiting period and you just have to wait.
There are other good barrels that may be available with little or no wait. I have had excellent
results with the Shillen Select Match barrels and you can get them from Brownells in less than 2
weeks if they are in stock in the caliber you want.
I use Lilja as My Primary barrel maker and have not found any barrel that will out perform
them but when someone wants a rifle quick I try to find in stock barrels that meet the select
match criteria and have been well pleased with them.
I however do not recomend buying any other grade of barrel for cost savings and speed of
You get what you pay for.
J E CUSTOM