Originally Posted by BountyHunter
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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