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Old 07-16-2012, 05:51 PM
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Which brand barrel

Guys, if you were going to gather parts and have a smith build you your idea rifle what brand barrel would you go with? Im thinking of a 300WM or 300WSM in a Stiller action. Also how do you determine the length and how does a brake play a factor in the length? Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:56 PM
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Re: Which brand barrel

I would go with a Brux, its basically a kreiger that costs less and they offer that sweet interupted fluting. as for the other questions i dont know the answer to either.
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Re: Which brand barrel

Hart or Broughton, Sendero contour, 28" plus brake. I would go with a JP brake.

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:36 PM
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Re: Which brand barrel

I would try Mcgowen Barrels. If you have any questions they will help ansewer any questions you may have. They are my first choice and as far as a muzzle brake try a Vias out of Texas. As for barrel length start at 26 because in the old days most Mag rifles had a 26 inch barrel but to many people did't like a barrel that long. it's your choice..
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Re: Which brand barrel

Lilja # 6 contour (.750" muzzle) 28+" (you can always shorten it later if it does not work out - you can always take out but not add ), 1:10 twist + muzzle brake (Bennie Cooley, Muscle, Fat bastard, Noreen , etc ...)

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Re: Which brand barrel

So many good barrels to choose from. I've got/had/used, all very successfully; Lilja, Broughton, Krieger, Pacnor and Bartlein.

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: Which brand barrel

Schneider, Krieger, or Bartlein if it was me. If you look at competitive shooting results that will give you a idea of who makes the best barrels. Schneider isn't there nearly as much as the other two but I've personally had really good luck with the 10 or so barrels I've used from him. Another bonus with Schneider is he is 6 weeks out as of a couple weeks ago when I ordered a barrel from him. The other 2 are closer to 6 months unless you buy it from a stocking dealer.

Depending on the make of the brake they will typically add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2" to the overall length of the barrel.
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