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ER Shaw barrels from EABCO

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ER Shaw barrels from EABCO

I am wanting to re-barrel my old Savage 110. It has a factory 22" bbl. E. Arthur Brown is selling Savage drop in barrels from ER Shaw for $200. I have seen mixed reviews regarding ER Shaw barrels. All I want is for it to shoot better than the old factory barrel (1 moa consitently).

The most common response to similar posts is "save your pennies and get a better barrel". I don't want to spend $300 - $400 on a new barrel. I would just as soon buy another rifle from the local gun shop. I want to try my hand at re-barreling my Savage and I am wandering if these barrels will suffice.

I have also seen many posts about these barrels not "cleaning" well. What is meant by that? I usually clean my barrel thoroughly after a day at the range. I also run a slightly dampened patch (Hoppes #9) about every 6-10 shots followed by a couple dry patches. Is this practice sufficient for one of these "hard to clean" barrels?
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    I was probably one of those guys that suggested you spend an extra $100 on a good barrel. The reason they don't clean up well is that the bore is rough and is part of the reason they don't shoot as well. Chances are, your Savage barrel is just as good IMO....Rich
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    Re: ER Shaw barrels from EABCO

    if a rough bore is the only issue why not just get one and hand lap it yourself. Pretty simple process, just takes time.
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    if a rough bore is the only issue why not just get one and hand lap it yourself. Pretty simple process, just takes time.
    I don't think it is the only issue, that's why I said part of the issue. Hand lapping a barrel that is already cut to length and ready to install is VERY risky. It is almost impossible to do correctly without messing up the crown and then your accuracy is worse that not lapping at all.......Rich
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    Re: ER Shaw barrels from EABCO

    How about the fire lap products (Tubbs)?
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    I put a 6.5-284 Shaw sporter barrel on my Savage Edge late last fall, It shoots MOA no problem but what a dirty pig to clean......Hopeing it gets better as I only hve 30 rounds or so through it soo far?
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    How about the fire lap products (Tubbs)?
    I have heard both good and bad about fire lapping. You may smooth the barrel somewhat but you may also erode the throat! In the case of choosing a barrel beforehand, why buy one that needs hand lapping, fire lapping, or any other treatment (which all costs $$$$$ for maybe no gain) That is why I don't think it makes any sense to build a custom rifle with a marginal barrel. By the time you spend the $$$$ to make a bad barrel good (if its even possible) you have invested enough to install a good barrel in the first place. IMO.....Rich
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