Re: Lilja bbl
I believe that Lilja makes some awsome barrels, I dont think you can go wrong with them.
The smith I use only uses hart and lilja. He refuses to use shilen. What he does when he recives a barrel is a complete examination. He checks them for concentricity and he bore scopes each barrel. All said he spends about 3 hours on a barrel before he even works on it. He used shilen for a while and sent back 3 out of 5 barrels he would recive. At least for his standards anyway. He has never sent a lilja back. 90% of the barrels he uses are lilja and nobody has ever complained.
I just recieved a lilja #7 straight taper from him and he is chambering it for 300 RUM tight neck. It will be put to a 700 action. Every rifle he builds is an exeptional work of art. I have NEVER seen a rifle of his that wouldnt shoot very good.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (where the shot goes, how big the group is, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.