Originally Posted by Thomas1226
Well after 25 years of shooting my 308win. bench rifle. She has worn out the barrel again. I have chosen 6.5X47Lapua caliber for my next chamber. I am having trouble figuring out which barrel maker to go with. I know hart,Kregier,sheilen are all great. Can anybody give me real world use of each of theese barrels? Or if there is any others you might suggest. Thanks
I will assume you have experience with competition. Look no further than the trends of winners on the competition circuits.
Likely best button rifle barrel is Hart. You want cut rifle, Krieger, Obermeyer, and Bartlein are very likely equal.
I have real world experience with Hart, Shilen, PacNor, Krieger, Obermeyer, Lilja, Broughton, etc.
Another thing to consider is what maker has a reputation in certain calibers. Just a rumor but I heard that the Schneider 6.5mm polygonal rifling isn't a great choice with smaller calibers but is excellent with larger diameters.
Hart and Krieger probably dominate the 6.5 and 7mm.