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Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

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Unread 06-12-2011, 06:06 PM
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Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

Hi everyone, I have been looking at this site for a few months now and finally decided to join. I am re-barreling my 300 win mag very soon and was wondering what you all thought about Douglas Barrels? I like most others am in a tight spot for money right now, so i figured i may give these a try. I also would like your opinion on the optimal barrel length for the 300 win mag?
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    Unread 06-12-2011, 06:42 PM
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    Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

    What is your budget? Douglass can have good barrels, sometimes they are hard to get and their blank finish is horrible. I use Brux barrels a lot and Shilen and Mcgowen. What type of rifle are you rebarreling? most people go 24-26" but it all depends on what you want to do with the rifle too.
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    Unread 06-12-2011, 06:57 PM
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    Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

    I haven't used Douglas, but Shilen is easier on the budget than some others.

    I won't tout them as the best. But, I think they are a great value particularly when Midway has the one you need in stock.

    -- richard
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    Unread 06-12-2011, 08:06 PM
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    Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

    Yes Douglas makes great barrels. The most important thing is the gunsmith putting it all together.
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    Unread 06-12-2011, 08:13 PM
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    Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

    Thank you for your posts.
    sinarms- My budget is around $350 threaded, crowned, & chambered...if possible. I am rebuilding a 1000 yard rifle that i would like to be able to push the 210gr vld around 2900 or faster. And I am not concerned about weight at all.
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    Unread 06-12-2011, 08:20 PM
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    Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

    That will be a tight budget if it is a remington. If it is a Savage you can do that pretty easily.
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    Unread 06-12-2011, 08:25 PM
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    Re: Douglas Barrels for long range hunting?

    highridge1- Douglas offers a threaded, crowned, and chambered light palma barrel that is 30in long that is threaded to a rem 700 for about $300. Would this be a good or bad choice?
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