Originally Posted by orion2000
Not sure how they are "hiding" anything if they publish it right on their web site. Every manufacturing process that I am aware of has "tolerances". I would assume that this has to do with the fact that they have to grind a new set of rifling buttons for each new batch of steel that comes in. I am not a barrel maker, but I would expect anyone making button rifled barrels would encounter some minor variations changing from one set of buttons and barrel steel to the next. They are just being up front about it.
BTW, I am getting ready to rebarrel a .30-06. If you have a 10" (+/- 0.5") twist Douglas barrel blank in .308 caliber that you are concerned about, I would be happy to take it off your hands !
I'm not going to get into a contest with you but if someone was going to buy just a barrel from Douglas they sure won't be look at their chambering page where their "tolerance" on barrel twist is located.
You sure don't see it where they post about Barrel Dimension/Description Of Our Barrels.
My wife's Forbes model 24 came with a Douglas barrel and rifle was purchased before Mel sold out to Colt and I'm not going to give the date of purchase since first two serial# are the year rifle was made.. I talked to Mel about rebarreling the rifle and he has good price for his customers that was 2005 but I decide to put a Kreiger on it and it cost me lot more that want Mel want. I know that Mickey Coleman has build BR rifles in 6ppc using Douglas barrels and I think Mickey still post on 24hr site and I see them listed results from 1000yd LR matches.
We all have choices how we spend our money.