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Unread 03-27-2014, 01:26 PM
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who are the top four rifle barrel makers in the busness.
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    Unread 03-27-2014, 02:34 PM
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    Re: rebarreling

    Very subjective subject and a lot of opinions tend to be of what people have purchased. There is a thread with a Poll attached indicating people's preference here on the forum.

    Try searching and good luck.
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    Unread 03-31-2014, 07:36 AM
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    Re: rebarreling

    Best Rifle Barrel – What The Pros Use | PrecisionRifleBlog.com
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    Unread 03-31-2014, 08:17 AM
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    Re: rebarreling

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    who are the top four rifle barrel makers in the busness.
    There are probably 10 top barrel makers.

    Who the top four is depends on who you talk to, and there location. If you did a survey in Dallas
    Shillen would come out on top.

    If you did the survey in New York Hart would probably be #1.

    If you talk to 10 different smiths across the country you will most likely get 10 different brands.

    The point is you have to decide what brand you want or go with your smiths recommendations
    because he is responsible for the quality and accuracy of your rifle.

    I use the barrels that consistently give me sub 1/4 MOA to sub 1/2 MOA accuracy and consistency
    in quality, break in, customer service, straightness, (TIR Less than .002 end to end) heat treatment,
    ETC.

    Its like the Chevy verses ford debate.

    Just My Opinion

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    Unread 03-31-2014, 01:15 PM
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    Re: rebarreling

    The only way to tell a good barrel is to shoot it. The barrel makers will tell you they can't tell either. If they could they wouldn't turn out a bad barrel.
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    Re: rebarreling

    I gues I should of asked those that had barrels done which company they used and if they had good results or bad.
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    Unread 04-01-2014, 09:32 PM
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    I gues I should of asked those that had barrels done which company they used and if they had good results or bad.

    There is nothing wrong with your question. It's just that you will not get the same answer because there are lots of good barrels that In the hands of a good Smith will shoot Sub 1/2 MOA.

    My recommendation is to research each barrel maker and take notes on each ones acceptance
    standards. (Straightness end to end run out, bore tolerance (How much is allowed before rejection)
    What different grades they produce(How many)

    Armed with all this information, you will be able to pick the barrel that will best fit your needs and
    level of quality required.

    Once you have decided on "Your" top 4 call and find out how well they do with new customers
    and delivery schedules.

    Or simply talk to your smith and get his recommendations.

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