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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:22 PM
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What barrel for new build?

im trying to figure out what barrel i want for my long range build. I have a 300 rum and im trying to figure out the maximum length for optimum powder burn. Im looking at 28-30 inches. What brand would yall choose? Im looking for the longest lasting (if thats even possible barrel).
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    Unread 11-26-2012, 09:03 PM
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    Re: What barrel for new build?

    I had a 300 RUM and had a 30 inch barrel put on. I realized that I could barely get the barrel out the window of the shooting box where I was hunting! If I had to do it again I would make it 28".
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    Unread 11-26-2012, 09:14 PM
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    Re: What barrel for new build?

    this gun will be a long range rifle first. I may hunt with it later on but i want to see what i can do on my property. we have some really long shots on it. 1000yds plus
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    Re: What barrel for new build?

    IMHO you can't go wrong with any if the top makers, brux, bartlein, rock, krieger, lilja, shillen, benchmark and many many more. Those are some of my favorite, the most accurate I've had were brux and krieger. I'm partial to the cut rifled barrels, the twists in them are much more accurate sometimes with the button rifled barrels they are a little off say a 1-8" twist might be more 1-81/4 or 81/2.

    Just my .02, hope it helped.


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    Unread 11-26-2012, 10:28 PM
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    Re: What barrel for new build?

    I have a kreiger on my stw and I really like it. I was just thinking on trying a bartlien or Lila or a hart. I'm impressed by their reviews.
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    Re: What barrel for new build?

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    I have a kreiger on my stw and I really like it. I was just thinking on trying a bartlien or Lila or a hart. I'm impressed by their reviews.
    Again this is JMO, if your set on those three I'd go first with bartlein, hart then lilja I've read lots articles about lilja's shredding bullet jackets on the more overbore calibers.


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    Re: What barrel for new build?

    Brux...you wont be disappointed
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