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Unread 01-13-2013, 10:12 PM
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New Barrel

I'm wanting to upgrade my 300WSM with a new barrel. It will be a rifle that i will walk with so i don't want a heavy barrel. the #4 contour is attractive. I've been on douglas and shilen websites. the price of the douglas is attractive but am i getting what i pay for? I will also be installing a muscle brake on it in the future. what would you guys/gals recommend.
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    Unread 01-13-2013, 10:46 PM
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    Re: New Barrel

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    I'm wanting to upgrade my 300WSM with a new barrel. It will be a rifle that i will walk with so i don't want a heavy barrel. the #4 contour is attractive. I've been on douglas and shilen websites. the price of the douglas is attractive but am i getting what i pay for? I will also be installing a muscle brake on it in the future. what would you guys/gals recommend.

    I personally have not had very good luck with Douglas barrels. I have had good luck with Shilen
    however.

    The select match is the way to go with Shilen (There best).

    You definitely get what you pay for, and a premium barrel ends up being cheeper because of
    your chance of having a real shooter. the machine work cost the same on a cheep barrel as a
    premium barrel so put your money on a premium ( They are normally about $100.00 dollars
    in difference. )

    There are 5 or 6 other top barrel brands.

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    Unread 01-13-2013, 10:50 PM
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    Re: New Barrel

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    There are 5 or 6 other top barrel brands.

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    are
    Brux
    Bartline
    Kreiger
    Benchmark
    Lilja
    Hart
    Obermeyer

    some of the other good barrels?
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    Re: New Barrel

    I chose a 26" fluted Hart barrel + a Mini Muscle Brake, #4 contour for my 300WSM. All finnished up it weighs about what my Factory Winchester Classic weighs.

    It's also a lot lighter than a factory Browning Safari BAR!!

    I know it wasn't on your short list but Hart barrels are Top notch barrels, & well worth looking into if your of a mind to
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    Unread 01-14-2013, 12:13 AM
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    Re: New Barrel

    My vote would be for Brux. Broughton would be my second choice.
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    Re: New Barrel

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    are
    Brux
    Bartline
    Kreiger
    Benchmark
    Lilja
    Hart
    Obermeyer

    some of the other good barrels?

    Yes.

    I have my own order of preference (But so does everyone else) based own my experiences.

    They are ;
    Lilja
    Krieger
    Hart
    And other premium barrel you have listed .

    I dont use any pre chambered barrels because if not done right they can and often do screw
    up the chamber,rendering a good barrel useless.

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    Unread 01-14-2013, 09:10 AM
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    Re: New Barrel

    just because we are saying what we like. I can't say enough good things about my Benchmark barrel, it really is awesome
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