Originally Posted by ought6plinker
I dont have any custom barrels as yet,but am working on it! from info ive always thought of lilja just because thats where I learned of the long range shooting I knew could be done.But Ive since started to look at bartlien,broughton etc AND i have the question for a future project, do these certain cut barrels actully give higher velocities compared to lilja pac-nor etc??? what do you guys think are the fastest barrels given same case/pressures????
Well, you can buy 2 bbls from Lilja in a #4 contour, same caliber, same steel. Send both to a smith and have twin rifles built. The smith will use the same reamer. You can take both rifles and get different velocities, but with this scenario, those differences will likely be subtle.
However, based on the structure of the Broughton, Obermeyer, and Bartlien barrels with the angled lands, deductive reasoning would sway me to believe these bbls are faster in general. Many owners of these bbls are reporting such. And I will tell you they do indeed clean easier. Also, I did post that I was told the 5C by Broughton was only angled on one side of the land. This is incorrect according to Mr. North.