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Old 05-04-2012, 06:04 PM
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When i bought my last shilen, i got a ss match figuring that since i don't shoot competition, i wouldn't see a difference in group size between it and the select match barrel. But all three of my shilens (2 SS & 1 moly) group .2 or less @ 100yds, so far my thought seems to holding true or is just luck? It's not that i'm trying to be cheap by getting a shilen. When i got my first barrel i got what i was told to buy but it shoots. It out shoots both mine and my buddy's 6br right now. After that it was, if it works don't change it. But it seems like there is as many guys using shilen, so I'm wondering if I'm missing the boat on something.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:23 PM
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When i bought my last shilen, i got a ss match figuring that since i don't shoot competition, i wouldn't see a difference in group size between it and the select match barrel. But all three of my shilens (2 SS & 1 moly) group .2 or less @ 100yds, so far my thought seems to holding true or is just luck? It's not that i'm trying to be cheap by getting a shilen. When i got my first barrel i got what i was told to buy but it shoots. It out shoots both mine and my buddy's 6br right now. After that it was, if it works don't change it. But it seems like there is as many guys using shilen, so I'm wondering if I'm missing the boat on something.

Shilen is one of the barrel makers that have different grades of barrels, so when you order
a select match it has to be within the select match quality specifications.

If you order a Match grade it doesent have to be any better than there Match grade requirements.
but sometimes if they dont have a match grade barrel they may substitute a Select Match in order
to fill the order.

So you may have been lucky and got a better barrel than you ordered.

I once ordered a Select match barrel in 416 from them and they though I was crazy for wanting
a select match for a dangerous game rifle. I explained to them that this was an experimental
(Wildcat) round and I wanted to give it the best chance I could. Shilen said they had never made
a select match barrel over .375 but they would do it. and in there behalf they did, even though
it took 3 tries before it fell within the select match specs.

As a results, it holds my personal best group record of .031 @ 100 yards. so you do get what you
pay for. (Most of the time).

The difference between select match and match in tolerances is not very much but I am willing
to pay a little more for the best barrel I can buy and considering the cost of a custom rifle,
it is minuscule.

Even the best barrel maker occasionally make a poor shooting barrel, but if you by there best
the chances are slim to none that will happen.

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