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Old 12-05-2013, 07:38 AM
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Re: enee menee miny moe, which barrel maker do I go?

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I don't know what is up at Shilen, but they have had my money since April and I have yet to see my 6.5x284 barrel. I have 3 other Shilen barrels that I have no complaint with and they were all supplied in a "reasonable" amount of time, but this 6.5 is getting to be beyond a joke. If I cancel it will be the last one I ever order from them. 7 months vs a typical 6-8 weeks ???
You should give them a credit card then they bill you when they ship it. At least that's what Brux has done in the past.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: enee menee miny moe, which barrel maker do I go?

Benchmark is having a group buy (sale) right now. According to them, they get them out fast and I've heard they shoot very well.

Benchmark Barrels- Barrel Blank buy
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Re: enee menee miny moe, which barrel maker do I go?

We do have a group buy running now. I would run the 9 twist, those what we sell the most of even for traditional 270's running 130-140 gr'ers and they rock!
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Re: enee menee miny moe, which barrel maker do I go?

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I don't know what is up at Shilen, but they have had my money since April and I have yet to see my 6.5x284 barrel. I have 3 other Shilen barrels that I have no complaint with and they were all supplied in a "reasonable" amount of time, but this 6.5 is getting to be beyond a joke. If I cancel it will be the last one I ever order from them. 7 months vs a typical 6-8 weeks ???
Krieger told me a year when I contacted them early last year about a bbl.
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Re: enee menee miny moe, which barrel maker do I go?

I have heard the 6-8 week story every time I called. I was also charged the full cost at the time of sale. As I said, I got 3 out of 4 without an issue, but #3 has not made it yet. Shilen did make a totally custom 8x57 varmint barrel in a surprisingly short time. I thought that was going to be the one I would wait on, but no - it was the popular 6.5 barrel instead.

I added my report, since most buyers would not expect a Looooooong delay on a common chambering.
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Re: enee menee miny moe, which barrel maker do I go?

Ok, so its down to Hart and Benchmark. so...... what length barrel? Some one else suggested 28 inch.. Any thoughts??
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:51 PM
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Ok, so its down to Hart and Benchmark. so...... what length barrel? Some one else suggested 28 inch.. Any thoughts??
If you are narrowed down b/w those two, I strongly URGE you to go with a Hart. I totally agree with the someone else that recommended 28".
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