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Old 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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Old 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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Old 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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Old 01-13-2013, 11:59 PM
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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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Old 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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Old 01-14-2013, 08:49 AM
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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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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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