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Unread 09-15-2008, 08:00 PM
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Mcgowen and shillen questions

I had a guy tell me that Mcowen barrels are made to the same tolerences as shillen Select Match grade barrels. I thought mcgowen barrels were made to .003 and shillen select match grade were made to .001. So I would think that the shillen would be at least a little more acurate than the mcgowen. Am I wrong. Are there other things to consider when decideing what custom barrel to buy other than .002 of an inch?

Thanks again for all the great advice, Gabe
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    Re: Mcgowen and shillen questions

    Gabe,
    I would just give McGowan a call and ask them.
    I have heard some very good things about their barrels accuracy wise.
    I will be wringing some their barrels out myself around the first of the year.
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    Re: Mcgowen and shillen questions

    I'd bet ya a barrel you wouldn't tell a difference behind the trigger
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    Re: Mcgowen and shillen questions

    Let me clarify, I have heard great things about both barrels too.
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    Re: Mcgowen and shillen questions

    Shilen select match is .0003 not .003. I couldn't find a spec for McGowen.
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    Re: Mcgowen and shillen questions

    The McGowen barrels i have recieved are very good quality. i would rate them with a Shilen.
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    Re: Mcgowen and shillen questions

    I have had 5 Shilen and 2 McGowen barrels. I have had problems with a few of the Shilens and both of the McGowens are great.
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