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The best Barrels made?

 
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Old 06-21-2008, 05:25 AM
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As stated above, today most barrels are of good quality. The critical need is to have a good gunsmith properly chamber and fit up the barrel. A good barrel in the hands of a poor smith is a recipe for disaster.
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This will start a fight faster than anything else but here goes:

I have tried all of the major makers and on my competition rifles as well as sporters (going to Colorado when I get home from Nova Scotia to build a elk rifle in 338 Lapua Imp) Krieger is the choice. That being said part of that is driven by my smiths preference but Hart is my 2nd choice followed by Lilja. Unfortunately, had a couple of dud Bartliens that were made up for my LV BR rifle but some folks have had great luck with them.
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This will start a fight faster than anything else but here goes:

I have tried all of the major makers and on my competition rifles as well as sporters (going to Colorado when I get home from Nova Scotia to build a elk rifle in 338 Lapua Imp) Krieger is the choice. That being said part of that is driven by my smiths preference but Hart is my 2nd choice followed by Lilja. Unfortunately, had a couple of dud Bartliens that were made up for my LV BR rifle but some folks have had great luck with them.

No fight from me. I think that all of the best barrel makers can turn out a dud now and then. If I recall, that is what prompted Kenny jarrett to start making his own barrels. I am curious as to what were the factors that determined that the Bartliens were duds.
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I have had two pac-nors, one 7/7 in a .308 and a 5/5 in a .300 WB. Both are very accurate and easy to clean.
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Both tubes shot very poorly and using known loads as well as many others never could get the 5 shot deviation in velocities less than 60fps. At 1k this is very very marginal actually not acceptable esp coupled with the accuracy issue. When my smith scoped them they had tooling marks as well as some distortion on the lands----not good and to top it off it was my fault for not scoping them before we started but the shop was in the process of closing down and my primary smith was not there until after the chambering, fluting and brakes were completed.

Went back to Krieger and started winning again-----it happens but never again to me lesson learned about taking things for granted based on what you read and hear about someones product. One test is worth a thousand expert opinions.
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Agreed----Boots makes the some of the best BUT good luck getting one!! Long lead times...
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