About to buy a barrel, need a little advice.

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Teh Wicked, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Teh Wicked

    Teh Wicked Active Member

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    Alright, the time and funds have finally aligned and its time to buy the barrel for my project.

    I have a 7mm Mag on a Remington 700 action, its a Sendero rifle. Im wanting to to a rebarrel and rechamber it to a 338 Ultra mag.

    Im torn on which barrel brand to purchase, just cant decide...The goal for this rifle is consistent 1000yrd shooting, and hunting out west for some big game and long range shots.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Broughton, Hart, Lilja.... they are all good and many more too.

    Jeff
     

  3. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    I would use a cut rifled barrel like brux or kreiger 28-30" 1:9.7 twist if you plan to shoot 300grn pills, that way you can keep them stabilized to about 1400yrds since you won't have the grunt of the lapua, edge, or 338-378wby.
     
  4. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Two of my record setting bench friends shoot Kreiger, 13 wks lead time, another friend said
     
  5. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Send Bugholes a pm. He has a buisness that keeps tons of blanks in stock from various manufacturers. No wait time and very good prices. There is a thread on here somewhere that has their inventory listed. I would also suggest cut rifled barrels such as broughton or rock creek. And the 338rum will have all the power you need. I have ran the numbers multiple time comparing the rum to the edge and lapua. Everyone's accuracy loads fall into within less than 100fps of each others when using the 300gr smk. Not enough difference to justify dealing with a wildcat IMHO.
     
  6. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

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    Krieger!
     
  7. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    Broughton barrels are pull button rifled. Bartlein barrels are cut rifled maybe you mixed them up.

    Bartlein is my first choice but wait times are up to a year. Last I checked Brux had short lead times and Norman makes a very good barrel.

    James
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Might want to do some research as to what you want as far as amount of groves, 5C, etc.

    Krieger's are usually 3 grove

    Broughton's 5 C

    Hart is a 6 Grove

    and some are making 3 grove too.


    I just ordered a Hart and got it in 6 weeks.

    Jeff
     
  9. tCarter

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    Anyone have any thoughts on E.R. Shaw? They are pretty low cost. Don't know lead times though.
     
  10. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    tCarter,

    I used a Shaw in a 338-06 I built up many years ago. They're a lot less expensive than many of the others that have been mentioned in this thread. You generally get what you pay for. Just a thought.

    Just built another 338-06 last year, and this one wears a Hart.
     
  11. tCarter

    tCarter Well-Known Member

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    Good to know, thank you. A friend of mine has been looking hard at these. I will let him know as well.
     
  12. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    You are right. Obermeyer also makes a fantastic cut rifled 5R barrel.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f42/actions-barrels-triggers-69904/

    Here is the thread i spoke of.
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I really wouldn't sweat it too much. It would be hard go wrong with any of the mentioned barrel makers. You might check out the reported advantages of the different rilfings. I just got a Broughton 5C 30 cal that I ordered about two months ago. Still waiting on the 6.5 I ordered at the same time but in no hurry. They usually get the 30 cals out quicker.
     
  14. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    The 338 Broughton barrels have been shooting good.