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Unread 03-09-2010, 03:02 PM
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Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

Guys I would like to rebarrel my Stevens 300 wm for a semi custom project. Would like a little heavier long range rig. What are your opinions on the shilen replacement barrells for savage. All opinions welcome

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Re: Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

Out of the 6 custom rifles I have built over the years 4 wear Shilen barrels, 3 are chromemoly and one is a SS select match; I have yet to have one shoot over 3/4 moa when load testing has been completed. I just finished a .338 Ultra with the Shilen SS, I have put 4 loads through it so for (trying to find the sweet spot) & have yet to have a group go over 1 moa. That says a lot to me, regardless of cost or name, Shilen barrels have always delivered the goods.
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Re: Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

I ve built two with shilen prefits and they are both .5moa
or less shooters.
I put them in bell and carlson medalist tactical stocks
very good setups for the price
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Re: Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

I've got a stainless select match on order right now. It's going to be chambered in a 243 win. I'm going to try there ratchet rifleing. I've read some really good things on it, hopefully by around early May I'll have and I can report back.


-Nathan
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Re: Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

I used the ratchet rifling in the 260 ackley and it shoots awesome!

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Re: Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

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I used the ratchet rifling in the 260 ackley an it shoots awesome!
I've read that some people were even getting better velocity from the rachet rifleing, did you experience any such luck with yours.


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Re: Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels

Does shillen use the rachet rifling on all of there barrels including the savage dropins or do I have to special order that? I am not sure I understand what rachet rifling is what is the difference?

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