Originally Posted by jmden
From Krieger's website:
"Q: Is there any advantage to a single-point cut-rifled barrel Vs other manufacturing methods?
A:We feel there are several:
A: This is not conjecture on our part. This is information reported to us by military armorers and also by very long-time competition shooters who have used a considerable number of both button-rifled and cut-rifled barrels."
I recently ordered a Rock Creek single-point cut rifled barrel--in part based on the above information that, until this thread, I thought was fairly universally accepted. I've been lurking on this site for a few years now and before making my barrel choice thought that the bulk of what I'd heard regarding single point cut rifled barrels was that they tended to last longer (specifically the throat area) than button rifled barrels in general. Just curious where this 'new to me' info is coming from.
- Most stress-free way to rifle a barrel.
- Bore and groove dimensions very uniform throughout an entire "run".
- On average the barrel lasts longer than a button rifled barrel.
If you log on to the Lilja web site and look in FAQ you will hear just the oppsite about barres life
so who do you believe.
All I can go by is the cut rifle barrels that I have owned did not appear to last as long as the
buttoned barrels "BUT" I have never owned two rifles of the same caliber to do a barrel to barrel comparison and the only cut rifle barrels I personaly have/had were in 7/08.7STW and
338. the 7/08 went away (lost some of its accuracy)with less than 500 rounds down the tube.
The 7STW Had less than 400 (Hard) shots through it befor I had to retire it, And the 338 has
not had enough rounds through it to tell.
But the buttoned barrels have all done better, New 7/08 800 rounds and still shooting, the 7 RUM has exceeded the 7 STWs round count and is still shooting great. Many years ago I started
shooting NRA high power matches so I bought a 40X range master that had a buttoned Hart
stainless barrel against everyone's advice and after 50 years and over 25,000 rounds it will
still shoot sub 1/2 MOA groups with iron sights. I realize that the 308 is not hard on barrels
but 25,000 rounds is. and the real test is my 30/378. With a 122gr load of H50bmg behind a
200gr bullet barrel life should be short but so far with years of shooting no signs of accuracy
loss has appeared.
Most of the better military rifles have chrome lined barrels for wear and my understanding of
the buttoned process it aligns the grain structure improving the wear characteristics on the
Is one better than the other ? I could not make that call because of lack of extensive data.
I just know what I have experienced.
PS; I still use Both cut and buttoned barrels and it just depends on what the person having
the rifle built wants.
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