Originally Posted by chucksniper
has a 16 week wait on orders. Are they really the best?
Last year I had a 30-06 build used a Lilja,Bartlein barrel this year got 257Wby/30-06 used with Shilen barrels they were the select match grade SS.
You always hear story about barrels etc. I spread my barrels around used a Broughton on a 300WSM,Lawton 270WSM,Kreiger 280AI,Hart 243AI ,Shilen 22-50AI,Hart 270,Lilja 270 plus others.
Lots of good barrels out their today and I've never had a a problem with a Shilen barrel always used the select match.
As to the twist most barrel have that marked on the chamber end of the barrel my gunsmith always give me that end case anything happens and barrel is send back.
One advantage to Lilja barrels is he normally keeps some in stock has them post on his site and if something that you can use cuts down on the wait. You also might check with some of the sponors here and see what their wait time is.