Any opinions on Bartlien barrels?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Catahoula, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys,
    Going to build a 240 Weatherby. Could not decide between a Lilja or Bartlien barrel. Finally went with the Bartlien because of the 5R rifling. Any comments on experiences with these barrels would really be appreciated. When I re-barrel my 25-06 Ackley Improved I am going with a Lilja. I am also going to build a 300 Win Mag for my daughter. She just loves shooting my factory Remington 300 Win. What is another top barrel company that I should consider?
    Thanks in advance & you all have a safe fall hunting season,
    Kirk
     
  2. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    Don't count Brux out. I have one and it took about 50 rounds break in but factory ammo was shooting 4 shots touching at 100. Still working on a load to see how reloads shoot. But I am pleased. Others here have been pleased as well
     

  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1:8 twist on my 284 win and it was a royal PITA to get to shoot. I finally got it dialed in... After 250 rounds of load development... It was shooting .5 MOA at 750 yards yesterday at the shoot in Townsend, so i am happy. It cleans really really easy though.
     
  4. NattyBumpoII

    NattyBumpoII Active Member

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    Hart.
    All four of my custom builds have Hart barrels and have been very happy with the results.

    NB
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to go wrong with any of the reputable custom barrel makers. I've just had 3 projects done with Broughton barrels and I like the Broughton contours.

    I'm considering another project that might require a 7 twist and will go with a Bartlien 5R gain twist for that.

    I've got a 22-250 that needs a barrel soon and it will probably get a Benchmark.
     
  6. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    I put a Bartlein 5r 1/11.25 twist on my 30-06 good barrel. I've also used Broughton 5c,Krieger 5r and Mike Rock 5r barrels and I also like Lilja barrels.
     
  7. ultraedge

    ultraedge Well-Known Member

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    I have had good success with Lilja, Bartlein, Broughton, and Obermeyer. Obermeyer internal dimensions were a little different. Lilja was the only brand I tried that was not 5r type rifling. I could not tell after thousands of rounds fired that the type of rifling made any difference. These were all chambered in .338 EDGE. The barrels were 30" long. The fastest in order are the Lilja , Bartlein, Broughton and Obermeyer. Gary
     
  8. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    I use Brux barrels. SO far so good
     
  9. Catahoula

    Catahoula Well-Known Member

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    After meeting with a new gunsmith yesterday I cancelled the Bartlien order. He will have me a new Brux here in 5 days. I was hoping to have this rifle ready for next springs bear hunt. Now I will be hunting deer with it this fall. The Brux will finish at 27 inches. Can't wait.
    Thanks for all your advice,
    Kirk
     
  10. Skyking

    Skyking Official LRH Spponsor

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    I have owned them all. Bartlien are hands down the best three barrels I own, and have three more on order. Ask this question on Snipershide and I would say 90% of the guys there will only use these cut rifle barrels. Its the only Barrel manufacture the GA Precision will use. Robert Gradous uses Bartlein, Broughton, and Krieger barrels, all of which are great barrels. If you want talk with someone with a wealth of knowledge give him a call. Gunsmithing Class - Gradous Rifles
     
  11. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I am only aware of one rifle builder that gives a 1/4 MOA guarantee. He uses Krieger 4 groove barrels.
     
  12. Skyking

    Skyking Official LRH Spponsor

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  13. gebhardt02

    gebhardt02 Well-Known Member

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    Had a Brux that shot extremely well. Also had a Rock Creek back in 2002 that shot extremely well. I also have experience with Kreiger (excellent accuracy) and Bartlien (my favorite so far) and Benchmark barrels that shot very nice. I'm not a personal fan of Douglas although I might have just had bad luck with that barrel. I think you'll be very pleased with your Brux but don't hesitate to use Kreiger or Bartlien if you can get one.

    Geb
     
  14. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    I'd take a Bartlein in a heartbeat. Great barrels.