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Unread 07-09-2004, 10:06 AM
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Re: E R Shaw Barrels

A quick visit to the ER Shaw site will show that at $275 it is installed and finished.

The cost of a match barrel is that much and you still need to install and finish. Total bill could be closer to $650. for a short range hunting rifle, a bit much.

I have used Adams&Bennet barrels and they have all been sub MOA shooters. So there are many economical barrels for the shorter range hunter.

The only thing that I have heard as a negative for Shaw is that they can be very slow. You would want to ask about turnaround time before sending stuff away.

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Unread 07-09-2004, 10:18 AM
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Thanks jerry--I thought so. That is a great deal!

good luck with the new barrel!

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Unread 07-09-2004, 10:57 AM
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If your smith is charging $375 to chamber and thread you need to find a new smith now! Mine will be happy to do it and increase his prices and still charge you less than $650.

My SS 30" Spencer that is 1.875 inches tapered to 1.5 chambered and installed was still less than that. The blank cost $450 due to large diameter.

Most reputable smiths charge $135-$175 max for chambering and threading.

OK for another $50, blue the chrome moly barrel.

However, if for a hunting gun and chambered, blued and installed, $250 is reasonable. But not for just barrel.

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Unread 07-12-2004, 12:23 PM
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bountyhunter, the difference would be for install, finish, and bluing. That number of course varies depending on the action, the cost of the barrel, the amount of work needed and the type of finish. But it is pretty close. One cost that is often overlooked is postage. With the weight of our toys that can add up too.

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Unread 01-27-2010, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by sniper2 View Post
I have had 3 of these barrels and they shoot very good could hit 12 oz. coke can filled with water at 500 yds. with each of them, that is with no wind.
What caliber was you doing this with and what bullet?
I have had 3 of their barrels too.
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Unread 01-27-2010, 09:09 AM
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Re: E R Shaw Barrels

Originally Posted by BountyHunter View Post
I will ask simple question.

Why pay $275 for ER Shaw when for same money you can have a Hart, Lilja, Spencer, Broughton, or Krieger?


The best recommendation I can make is Go on line and look at the acceptance tolerance
for each barrel maker.

You will find that some have a max tolerance of .0001. others .0003 and the rest have
different grades ranging from .0005 to .0007 max.

One of the reasons I use a lot of Lilja barrels is that he only makes one quality barrel
and it must be less than .0001 end to end and bore diameter.

Lots of barrel makers produce barrels and then grade them based on how good they are
and call the best select, and then match, then standard grade and are usually less than
.0003 select, .0005 match and less than .0007 for a standard grade.

But keep in mind that Factory barrels allow much more deviation in tolerance than the
"Good" custom barrel makers.

You get what you pay for when it comes to barrels !

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