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Unread 11-09-2003, 06:37 PM
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low cost barrel blanks

Would like info on low cost barrel blanks.
Stainless or moly.
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Unread 11-10-2003, 09:48 AM
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Re: low cost barrel blanks

Here is a good list to start with. Bauska has listed some prices that I find to be unbelievably low whan compared to other makers. Give them a call and see what they say.


Badger Barrels, P.O. Box 417, 8407 196th Ave., Bristol, WI 53104; (262) 857-6950; www.badgerbarrelsinc.com
Bauska Barrels,105 9th Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901; (406) 753-7706
BlackStar AccuMax Barrels, 11501 Brittmore Park Dr., Houston, TX 77041; (281) 721-6040; www.blackstar-barrels.com
Bushmaster Firearms/Quality Parts Co., (800) 998-SWAT; www.bushmaster.com
Butler Creek Corp., 290 Arden Dr., Belgrade, MT 59714; (406) 388-1356, (800) 423-8327; www.butler-creek.com
Carter's Gun Shop, 225 "G" St., Penrose, CO 81240; (719) 372-6240
Christensen Arms, 385 N. 3050 East, St. George, UT 84790; (435) 674-9535; www.christensenarms.com
Clark Custom Guns, Inc., 336 Shoot Out Lane, Princeton, LA 71067; (318) 949-0072; www.clarkcustomguns.com
Cryo-Accurizing, 2101 East Olive, Decatur, IL 62526; (217) 423-3070; www.300below.com
Delta Force, 215 S. Washington St., El Dorado, AR 71730; (870) 862-4772; www.deltaforce.com
Douglas Barrels, 5504 Big Tyler Rd., Charleston, WV 25313-1398; (304) 776-1341; http://benchrest.com/douglas/
Federal Arms, 7928 University Ave. N.E., Fridley, MN 55432; (763) 780-8780; www.gzanders.com/manu/fa.html
Getz Barrel Co., P.O. Box 88, Beavertown, PA 17813; (717) 658-7263
Green Mountain Rifle Barrels, Inc., 153 West Main St., Conway, NH 03818; (603) 447-1095; www.gmriflebarrel.com
Gun Parts Corp., 226 Williams Lane, West Hurley, NY 12491; (914) 679-2417; www.gunpartscorp.com
Hart Rifle Barrels, Inc., 1690 Apulia Road, Lafayette, NY 13084; (315) 677-9841; www.hartbarrels.com
Hastings Barrels, 320 Court St., Clay Center, KS 67432; (785) 632-3169; www.hastingsbarrels.com
H-S Precision, Inc., 1301 Turbine Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701; (605) 341-3006; www.hsprecision.com
Kogot, 410 College Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082; (719) 846-9406
Kolar Shotgun Barrels, 1925 Roosevelt Ave., Racine, WI 53406; (414) 554-0800; www.kolararms.com
Krieger Barrels, Inc., N114 W18697 Clinton Dr., Germantown, WI 53022; (414) 255-9593; www.kriegerbarrels.com
Labounty Precision Reboring, 7968 Silver Lake Rd., Maple Falls, WA 98266; (360) 599-2047
London Guns Ltd., Box 3750, Santa Barbara, CA 93130; (805) 683-4141; www.londonguns.com
McGowen Rifle Barrels, 5961 Spruce Lane, St. Anne, IL 60964; (815) 937-9816
McMillan Rifle Barrels, P.O. Box 3427, Bryan, TX 77805; (979) 690-3456
Morrison Precision Barrels, 6719 Calle Mango, Hereford, AZ 85615; (520) 978-3754
Paragon Sales & Service, Inc., P.O. Box 2022, Joliet, IL 60434; (815) 725-9212
E.R. Shaw, 5312 Thoms Run Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017; (412) 221-4343
Shilen, Inc., 205 Metro Park Blvd., Ennis, TX 75119; (972) 875-5318; www.shilen.com
Small Arms Mfg. Co., 5312 Thoms Run Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017; (412) 221-4343
SSK Industries, 721 Woodvue Lane, Wintersville, OH 43952; (740) 264-0176; www.sskindustries.com
Tennessee Valley Mfg., P.O. Box 1175, Corinth, MS 38834; (601) 286-5014
Wells Sports Store, (520) 445-3655; http://home.earthlink.net/~debpedersen/barrels.html
Wilson's Gun Shop, P.O. Box 578, Berryville, AR 72616; (870) 545-3618, (800) 955-4856;www.wilsoncombat.com
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Unread 11-10-2003, 10:32 AM
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Re: low cost barrel blanks

Thank you Crispin. I will check these out.
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Unread 11-10-2003, 10:58 AM
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Re: low cost barrel blanks

Sniper2, I have personally used two Adams & Bennett barrels from Midway and can say they shoot very well. The interior finish is a little rough but handlapping and some shooting smooths things out very well. Both have shot groups that would be considered match quality. These are the lest expensive barrels on the market right now.

Another inexpensive set of barrels but only in 30cal is offered through "guns and stuff" (gunsnstuff.net).

ER Shaw and Montana Rifleman make many inexpensive barrels. MR barrels are also supposed to be hand lapped during finishing so interior quality could be good. From the people that I have talked to that have used the MR barrels, they seem to shoot too. One of the few "inexpensive" makers that offer barrels over 30".

It boils down to the accuracy level you want. The barrels above will all shoot sub MOA but if competing in BR, these barrels will not cut it. For a LR hunting rig out to 1000yds, they could work just fine. Beyond that, I want BR type accuracy.

You can also look at Numrich arms for more barrel blanks.

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Unread 11-10-2003, 01:41 PM
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Re: low cost barrel blanks

Thank you Jerry!! I am not looking for sub-min accuracy,a friend and I have recently purchased a lathe and we were looking for something inexpensive to practice with.Later we will upgrade to some that will shoot.
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Unread 11-10-2003, 02:27 PM
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Re: low cost barrel blanks

PRACTICE...check with any local gunsmith--im sure they have some take-offs thay would part with for 50$ or less

i know RW Hart always has take-offs for sale.

i definately wouldnt buy a new blank for machining practice!!--unless you plan on then using it if it is any good.

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Unread 11-10-2003, 02:39 PM
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Thanks JB we will consider this.Although we're not machinists we do have access to a couple and the barrels we thread will be usable, we just wanted to get a good buy on them.The take off barrels are a good idea and we will try that as well.
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