Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Shilen Savage Barrels???

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-10-2009, 11:02 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Puyallup, Wa
Posts: 53
Shilen Savage Barrels???

Thinking about starting a build on a Savage/Stevens action and planting a barrel on it. Question is: Which one???

Pretty set on the .308 Win. cartirdge, but does anybody have experience with the Shilen pre-threaded pre-chambered barrels for Savage actions? Looks like a heck of a pipe for $335.

Any other companies make pre-threaded, pre-chambered barrels that fit Savage actions?

Ultimate goal is to build a solit 1/2MOA rifle for all-round use in the Pacific Northwest for game hunting, targets, varmints, and everything else a rifle is used for. (I don't want the rifle to be the weak link in the chain).

EH
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-10-2009, 11:21 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dayton, Nevada
Posts: 1,793
Re: Shilen Savage Barrels???

Quote:
Originally Posted by BENNYBOOBOO View Post
Thinking about starting a build on a Savage/Stevens action and planting a barrel on it. Question is: Which one???

Pretty set on the .308 Win. cartirdge, but does anybody have experience with the Shilen pre-threaded pre-chambered barrels for Savage actions? Looks like a heck of a pipe for $335.

Any other companies make pre-threaded, pre-chambered barrels that fit Savage actions?

Ultimate goal is to build a solit 1/2MOA rifle for all-round use in the Pacific Northwest for game hunting, targets, varmints, and everything else a rifle is used for. (I don't want the rifle to be the weak link in the chain).

EH
Yes, I have a Shilen pre-fit on my Savage action. It's an 8" twist 28" Stainless Varmint 7mmWSM.

They are good barrels for the money.

Here is NSS or Accuracy Arms price structure for Stainless Select Match. $269- 26" any standard Savage taper. Add $20 for 28" and $40 for 30"

Here is some other makers with Savage pre-fits:
Lothar-Walther
Pac-Nor
McGowen
Shilen
Brux
Douglas via SSS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-10-2009, 01:38 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Puyallup, Wa
Posts: 53
Re: Shilen Savage Barrels???

RIGHT ON!!! That's exactly what I was asking about. How's the accuracy of your setup (with preferred qualitly handloads)?

Wanting to build a 1/2 moa rifle, I'd start with a Savage action, Shilen barrel, aftermarket trigger-assembly-group, and a Stockade thumbhole stock. Like I said, it's going to be an all-round rifle and will not be perfect for any one style of shooting but should be good for several.

EH
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bull Mtns MT
Posts: 593
Re: Shilen Savage Barrels???

I've heard many good things about the Shilen barrels..but a buddy of mine had his gunsmith spec both a Shilen and a McGowen Savage barrel at the same time.
The McGowen had much less run out than the Shilen did. McGowens only come in the Match Grade as well.
I'm quit impressed with the 308 and 6mm BR McGowens I've put on my Savages. In fact I've got a 300WM McGowen on the way as we speak.
Either will make a great shooter.
__________________
I'd Rather Make a Slow Hit Than a Fast Miss!

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-11-2009, 08:12 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Posts: 31
Re: Shilen Savage Barrels???

E.A. Brown also has Savage pre-fit barrel that are currently selling for $269 and shipping. My EABCO 260 Rem barrel is shooting just over half inch with my handloads. They do foul almost as bad as factory Savage barrels but mine is pretty easy to clean now after 150 rounds.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-06-2012, 11:09 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 5
Re: Shilen Savage Barrels???

i also was wondering about the pre-threaded an chambered barrel for my build i want to commence. any opinions on what i should/should not buy would be much appreicated

at the moment this is what i have in mind:
-Rem 700 XCR II rifle (already have it in 300WSM)
-barrel (shilen prethreaded an chambered, but any better suggestions would be helpful)
-trigger ?????
-stock(looking at mcmillan game scout, but i like the a3 sporter also because i will be making off hand shooting as well as prone)
-optics?????

i Have a range of about $3000-$3500

Any tips/help will be awesome as i have never had a rifle built before!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-08-2012, 03:22 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 55
Re: Shilen Savage Barrels???

I just built a Savage .308 with a Shilen prefit barrel. I did the 1 in 12 twist 22" long with the heavy varmint contour. I went with the chromoly match grade to save a few bucks. I also did a B&C Medalist stock and bedded it with bedrock. I've taken it to the range a couple of times and shooting all clean cold bore shots it is consistently shooting half MOA or better.

So Shilen builds some good barrels. I haven't tried any of the other companies barrels.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Shilen Savage Barrels???
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Opinion on shilen savage replacement barrels darrindlh Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 9 03-10-2010 10:43 PM
Shilen rem 6.5 284 and 6.5-06 imp barrels CHIPLOAD Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 1 01-16-2010 11:02 PM
Shilen barrels... chucksniper Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 7 06-10-2009 12:32 PM
shilen barrels Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 06-09-2009 11:17 AM
Shilen barrels specweldtom Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 0 03-30-2008 10:19 PM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.33%
109 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.21%
198 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 14.18%
116 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.29%
395 Votes
Total Votes: 818
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC