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Help me choose which barrel I should go with

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
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    Re: Help me choose which barrel I should go with

    I just got a new 6.5 barrel from Krieger. I've read lots of good stuff about Bartlein barrels. One of the key employees at Bartlein said if he couldn't use one of their barrels he would want a Krieger or Obermeyer.
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    Although there are many barrel manufacturers (Brux, Krieger, Hart, Barlein, Shilen, Benchmark, etc), the reality is that they are all good. What's more important is the smith that puts the rifle together.

    Often one of the things that drives the decision making process is delivery time, check-out www.bugholes.com as they have many barrel in stock.
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    i am very taken with pac nor barrels. i own several of them and the craftsmanship is unsurpassed. my last .243 barrel produced the smallest groups of all my barrels throughout the years.my next custom will be a pac nor.
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    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.
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    Let me try this again! I have tried Hart,Kreiger an Shilen. Can't say nothing bad about any of them! I do agree with trebark about having a good smith! If it's not put together right it's not worth diddly! My personel favorite is Hart, but that's just me! They have always don't me a good job. Also look at the record book's for a comparison! Hope this helps!

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