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Old 06-02-2011, 12:58 PM
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Button or cut?

I am shopping for a barrel. I have a Krieger on my 338 which is a cut rifeling then lapped. I was looking at hart and see they are button rifled.. I always assumed cut was better because mass production uses button.... what are the advantages/disadvantages of each? does it matter if they are lapped and stress relieved afterwords?
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:04 PM
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Re: Button or cut?

Mike, I'm picking up a 6.5-284 barrel at hart's shop tomorrow and I'll ask them why they use button drawn instead of cut. I have a 22-243 barrel that I got from them last year and it shoots really well. It broke in real easy too. I'll post reply when I get back.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:19 PM
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Perfect timing! thanks Phil!
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Off the subject but did you get picture of Robbies bear?
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:28 PM
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yeah haha about 50 of them. Pretty little guy. I like that big white spot though.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:01 PM
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Re: Button or cut?

I think you will find it's a personal preference thing.

Now, I'm sure some will argue to the death as to which is better but in the end both sides would mutually agree that as long as you buy a barrel from one of the top tier Manufacturers you will do well. One of those 6 one way half a dozen the other.
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Re: Button or cut?

Lilja barrels are button rifled, and I don't think anybody makes a better barrel. I've also used Shilen, Hart, Brux, Lawton, Krieger, and Walther. None of them are more consistent or accurate than Lilja's.

I don't expect much from factory button-rifled or hammer-forged barrels, but between the top custom barrel makers, my opinion is that you can just take your choice.

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