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Old 12-25-2013, 09:57 PM
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Douglas XX Barrels

Just curious, what's everybodys options on these barrels? You don't hear to much about them on this forum.
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:16 AM
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Re: Douglas XX Barrels

Douglas has been around for a long time...and there's a reason for that. I wouldn't hesitate to put a Douglas XX Air-Gauged barrel on one of my rifles. Lots of people want the newest, best, most expensive...And there's nothing wrong with that. Buy what you want...It's your rifle. But a Douglas will be just fine as long as your smith does his part. For that fact, even factory take-off barrels can be made to shoot very well, provided the barrel is in good shape.

My smith recommends them. He's been using them for 50 years, and says they're the only manufacturer that will unconditionally warranty a barrel for the life of the original purchaser, without making a big stink about it. So, I wouldn't hesitate to use a Douglas barrel. Just my personal opinion.
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Old 12-26-2013, 08:24 AM
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Re: Douglas XX Barrels

Thanks Mud Runner, I'm using a smith to put together a 6.5 X 284 and he won't use anything else, and he also has been doing this for a while.
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Douglas has been around for a long time...and there's a reason for that. I wouldn't hesitate to put a Douglas XX Air-Gauged barrel on one of my rifles. Lots of people want the newest, best, most expensive...And there's nothing wrong with that. Buy what you want...It's your rifle. But a Douglas will be just fine as long as your smith does his part.

My smith recommends them. He's been using them for 50 years, and says they're the only manufacturer that will unconditionally warranty a barrel for the life of the original purchaser, without making a big stink about it. So, I wouldn't hesitate to use a Douglas barrel. Just my personal opinion.
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I have a Douglass XX Air Gauged 26" barrel on a 6.5 rem mag and it shoots as well as my Hart, Brux and Pac-Nor barrels
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:45 AM
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Re: Douglas XX Barrels

+2 had XX air-gauged barrel put on a Rem 700 action. Heavy barrel 270 that stacks the bullets in small clusters.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:47 PM
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Re: Douglas XX Barrels

I'm probably going to order a Douglas XX barrel soon for a project. It was between Douglas and Pac-Nor, and I found a place with Douglas XX in stock for a lot less.
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Re: Douglas XX Barrels

I've owned two or three in the past, and have zero complaints about them. Still use one in 6/250AI, and it shoots mid two's most of the time.
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