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Unread 03-09-2005, 06:08 PM
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Contact info for Barrel Block makers

I am hoping you guys could help me out.
I am looking for any contact numbers or people that make barrel blocks.

I am going to need one for an upcoming project.

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    Unread 03-09-2005, 07:28 PM
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    Re: Contact info for Barrel Block makers

    Go to Bruce Baer in PA, at www.baercustomrifles.com

    Go with the split block that just clamps back together. Real pain in the but plus more expensive to have a glue in barrrel in solid block installed and when it comes time to change barrels more time and money to have taken out vs just unscrewing 6-8 hex head screws. Absolutely zero difference in accuracy.

    Bruce has done a lot of testing in this area and the 9" block is the best.

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    Re: Contact info for Barrel Block makers

    Thanks BH.

    Since getting a new computer i have lost alot of my favorite lists and my mine has drawn a blank on who makes them.
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    Re: Contact info for Barrel Block makers

    Bill Shehane at D&B supply 704-824-7511 or you might want to ask Fiftydriver on this forum I am sure he could hook you up
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    Re: Contact info for Barrel Block makers

    Hi Matt27,
    If you are interested I have a clamp-on, 9", 1.250 bore, 6061 aluminum barrel block in the shop that's just about ready to go.These barrel blocks are precisely machined and have not been buffed for a mirror finish.Also included are four aluminum pillars for bedding. The block I have listed above sells for $200.00 shipped but I can custom make blocks to your barrel diameter for an additional $35.00
    The bore on These blocks are drilled and then reamed for a smooth and precise bore and then the outside of the block is cut true to the bore.Here is what I tell people when wondering what they do

    #1- They are an excellant heat sink in which they suck heat away from the throat area of the barrel.

    #2- when the barrel block is installed,the action is free floated which relieves stress from the action.

    #3- you are supporting the barrel further out, so instead of hanging a 30" barrel you are only hanging 21" of barrel.

    Here are some pictures of what the block looks like.

    6" block 6 - 1/4 28 cap screws torque to 70 in. lbs


    8" block 7-1/4 28 cap screws torque to 70 in.lbs








    here are two groups shot at 700 yards with the barrel block rifle.As you can see they don't hinder accuracy any.



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    Thanks guys.

    308 They look good but i really like the idea of Bruce Bear's split block. If one needs to take the action out you can leave half of the block in. I do not see that yours do that. I like your price though [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: Contact info for Barrel Block makers

    Matt27,
    Bruce Bears' 2-piece block I am sure is an excellant barrel block and you probably would not go wrong with it.

    I am by no means trying to push this block on you,I just thought I would explain why my blocks are the way they are.
    By having the bolts on the bottom I can make the block fit into a narrower stock and I feel that the one piece block will have a more consistant hold than a two piece block. Here is a picture of how my blocks are installed.
    First the block is installed on the barrel and then the stock is inletted for the block and pillars. I also inlet 1-1/2 - 2" under the action for epoxy recoil area.then,pillars are bolted to the bottom of the block and then the barrreled action is placed in the stock.the pillars are held in with five minute epoxy,once the 5 min epoxy sets the bolts are removed and the barreled action is removed and then a liquide epoxy like Acraglas is poured in around the pillars to within 1/4" of the top of the pillars. 24 hours later the slot in the block and the holes on the side for the cap screws are filled with modeling clay and then a release agent is applied to the block,action and barrel.And then for the final stage, Devcon aluminum putty is layed 1/4" thick under the block and 1/2" deep under the action and then the barelled action and block are layed in the stock and the four mounting bolts are installed and torqued to 30 in.lbs. then it sets for another 24 hrs. Next barrel,action and block are removed and..... clean up time.
    Once this process is done removing the barreled action from the stock is a 1 minute job... tops.

    When it is time for a re-barrel the barreled action and block are removed from the stock then the 1/4 - 28 cap screws are loosened and the block is slid off the barrel. 2 minutes ....tops! Then re-barrel is standard procedure.

    I hope my explanation is comprehendable as I did leave out a lot of little details in the bedding procedure ,just gave you an overview.
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