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Unread 04-27-2008, 06:01 PM
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Shilen barrels

I was just wondering if anyone has sent a action to Shilen to have a barrel installed sounds like they do great work, Looking for pro's and cons? Not a gunsmith locally and wanted to use a Shilen barrel. Thanks
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    I have used a couple of thier barrels and while they shot great it seemd to me that they were on the soft side of being heat treated. I haven't heard anybody complain about their barreling services but I don't know anybody personaly thats had them do more than ship a barrel. I know that Hart and Pac-Nor do good jobs on their rebarrels as I've seen a couple of those.

    I gotta ask though any particular reason your going with a Shilen barrel over any of the others? And if your shipping the thing out why not use a reputable smith ,their are several here.
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    If it would be just as easy to ship the barreled action to one of the smiths here and have them rebarrel with the brand of choice that is what I would do.
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    Unread 04-28-2008, 08:41 AM
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    Any gunsmiths you would recomend?
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    I can only reccomend someone who has done work I have seen, so 308Nate and Fiftydriver would be the only smiths here I could actually reccomend. But there are others who will do you a fine job. I cant keep up with all of them. Maybe someone else can give you reccomendations.
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    I use Shilen a lot for barrels and they shoot great.

    As to having them barrel your action I would agree with james
    that a good gunsmith would probably be best.Not that Shilen
    would not do a good job.

    The only thing that might make a difference would be the time
    it takes some smiths to get your rifle to you(some times 1 to 2
    years) where as Shilen would/could probably give you a shorter
    delivery time.

    If shilen has the barrel I need in stock then I normaly order from
    them, if not then I use Lilja . Lilja barrels are as good as they get
    and the delivery is the best of any barrel maker.

    I have used many other brands of barrels (hart,douglas,kreiger and
    others if the client requested with good results .

    I dont think you can go wrong with a shilen if they will give you a
    good price and good delivery date but I would check around first
    and see what others offer.

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    Unread 04-28-2008, 10:35 AM
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    I also had a friend mention to take a look at Badger barrels, You don't see many posts about them what do you guys think?
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