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New Rifle Barrel

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Unread 05-20-2010, 09:44 PM
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New Rifle Barrel

Who makes the best rifle barrel in MTU contour and 5R rifling? I was planning on getting a Kreiger but I don't know yet. Just wanted some opinions.
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    Unread 05-22-2010, 08:08 AM
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    Re: New Rifle Barrel

    Hard to say who make the best 5r barrel. On some of my hunting rifles used a Broughton 5c another Bartlein 5r and waiting on a Krieger 5r to be chamber. My gusnmith wait almost 1yr on a Rock 5r and I think Bartlein is out about 1yr the Kreiger was appr 5mos.
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    Unread 05-22-2010, 08:58 PM
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    Re: New Rifle Barrel

    I just ordered a Mike Rock 5R barrel, my 3rd and was told 8 weeks. They are all good and don't hesitate to go with a Shilen ratchet rifled which is similar and are excellent.
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    Unread 05-23-2010, 04:33 AM
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    Re: New Rifle Barrel

    Here is a picture of Shilen ratchet twist Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.. I have one on a 30-06 good barrel but limited in bullet weigth 1/13 twist barrel.
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    Unread 05-23-2010, 09:55 AM
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    Re: New Rifle Barrel

    I wouldn't hesitate to get a Rock Creek in most any caliber. Their delivery is between 8-12 wks depending on what they are running at the time, the 1yr quote is for an Obermeyer. The 5R rifling cleans well and requires almost no breakin, plus they are great people to work with.
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    Unread 05-23-2010, 10:04 AM
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    Re: New Rifle Barrel

    +1 on Rock Creek and +1 on Bartlein. Broughton has an extrememly good track record as well. Really hard to say who makes the best, but you can't go wrong with either of the above.
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    Unread 05-23-2010, 10:35 PM
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    Re: New Rifle Barrel

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    Here is a picture of Shilen ratchet twist Welcome to Shilen Rifles, Inc.. I have one on a 30-06 good barrel but limited in bullet weigth 1/13 twist barrel.
    A friend has this ratcheting Shilen on his 6.5x284 and it shoots 5 in .111 at 100. I feel it's quality.
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