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Lothar Walther barrel reviews?

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    He is a Gunsmith and rifle maker. His company name is Long Rifles Inc..
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    Was he commenting on the quality/accuracy or the fact that LW uses harder steel and will ruin tools if not smithed correctly?
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    Was he commenting on the quality/accuracy or the fact that LW uses harder steel and will ruin tools if not smithed correctly?
    I think he doesn't like the way it machines. I can remember other times he has been critical of them. I believe he once worked for a company that used them.
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    I think he doesn't like the way it machines. I can remember other times he has been critical of them. I believe he once worked for a company that used them.
    I don't remember exactly, but Walter either used 17PH-4 rearc melt stainless steel or 18-5 rearc melt. Neither one is fun to machine, and takes a pretty good machine to do it right. Plus the tooling is a bitch on a good day. MAR-10 is pretty much the samething as 17ph-4, and this stuff is extremely tough to work with. On the otherhand they don't have all the issues that 416 has.
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    Things I'm reading here about LW barrels make me at least wonder. It sounds quite strange to me when a (credited) smith is negatively positioned towards brilliant steel quality. Just because he has problems working with it properly. Normally it should be the other way round, shouldn't it? Here in Norway custom gunmakers use mostly two types of barrels and one is for sure LW because of its outstanding quality for reasonable prices. Don't forget, every year a couple of shooting contests are won by shooters using LW bbl', that much has to be said due to credibility!
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    Things I'm reading here about LW barrels make me at least wonder. It sounds quite strange to me when a (credited) smith is negatively positioned towards brilliant steel quality. Just because he has problems working with it properly. Normally it should be the other way round, shouldn't it? Here in Norway custom gunmakers use mostly two types of barrels and one is for sure LW because of its outstanding quality for reasonable prices. Don't forget, every year a couple of shooting contests are won by shooters using LW bbl', that much has to be said due to credibility!
    I agree! To note that the material is harder to machine is OK but to make such a bold statement/recommendation not to use it is another story.

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    Barrels manufactured by Lothar Walther will not be used under any circumstance.
    Obviously, other gunsmith/rifle builders are not having the same problem, checkout this thread from another forum >>> Lothar Walther barrels, esp. #14.
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