338 barrel choice

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Erik Kiser, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    Ordering components for a 338 Lapua Improved and I think I've narrowed down my barrel selection down to Benchmark and Brux. I've shot Bartlein, Krieger, Lilja, and Hart but kinda wanted to try something different

    Any input on the two mentioned, rifling options? Thanks, Erik
     
  2. deadlift

    deadlift Official LRH Sponsor

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    Depending on what you are looking for I have 338 9.5 twist 5R blanks here in stock.
    Minimal wait :D
    Chris
    Benchmark Barrels
     

  3. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    Chris, I'll call the shop tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  4. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    I got a Benchmark in Heavy Palma profile going on my Mark V action chambered in 338 Edge for a Tactical/comp rifle.

    I have a Bartlien that will get turned to a Wby #3 or #4 profile for a hunting rifle also in 338 Edge.


    as for comparison, I've only had Pac-Nor and Krieger so far, they both work, partial to Pac-Nor's but they are very sspendy. I have a Criterion RemAge but for that rifle I have not completed inletting yet.
     
  5. lhouston78

    lhouston78 Well-Known Member

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    I run a brux on mine but would not have a problem with running the benchmark.
     
  6. Erik Kiser

    Erik Kiser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys, I'm leaning towards Benchmark but I'm sure they're all good barrels. I've had two Edges and wanna try something a little different so we'll see how the Lapua Improved does. Looking forward to the build, will be my first one on a custom action