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Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

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Unread 08-01-2013, 07:06 PM
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Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

Would like to add new barrel on my 30-378. Torn between a Lilja and Krieger anybody have any suggestions about the 2 choices.
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    Unread 08-01-2013, 07:50 PM
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    Re: Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

    The smith I use is currently leaning towards Krieger. The couple we've had have been great, I expect the one in the pipeline to be good also. I would expect Lilja to be good also. Quite a few good barrel companies out there, installed correctly they're great. Get someone you know can do the work, and consider what they recommend.
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    Unread 08-01-2013, 07:53 PM
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    Re: Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

    All the big names produce great barrels. Backlog is about 8-9 months for the A-list barrel makers. If you don't want to wait that long, then plan on paying a premium for something currently in stock.

    Check out:

    www.bugholes.com
    www.brunoshooters.com

    Both are good places to start.
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    Re: Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

    If your rifle is a Weatherby Accumark, it came with a Krieger (cut rifled) from the factory. If it's a Mark V it came with a Criterion (button-rifled).

    Krieger makes excellent barrels, so does Dan Lilja.

    Talking with my smith today, he was telling me about some customers he has had that he put cheap Douglas barrels on that the customers say are shooting lights out, and winning, or placing top 3 in 1K comps. He also said that, not to be bragging and in his opinion, a gun will only shoot as good as the skills of the smith who built it. That over the last 60 years he's installed everything from the highest quality to the lowest quality, and that he's seen cheap barrels win tournaments, and good ones lose. So, basically he was saying it's 50% the smith, 40% shooter, and 10% parts.
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    Re: Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

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    Would like to add new barrel on my 30-378. Torn between a Lilja and Krieger anybody have any suggestions about the 2 choices.
    Since this is the LongRangeHunting site, before replacing the barrel with another 30-378 chamber I'd suggest comparing the ballistics of the 300 and 338 Norma Magnum cartridges shooting modern low drag bullets.
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    Unread 08-02-2013, 09:14 AM
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    Love this web site the information you guys lay out there is usually right on the pig sticker. Thanks for the help I will mull all that over
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    Re: Time for a different barrel wby 30-378

    I don't think you can go wrong with either of your choices.
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