Anybody used a Bartlein barrel yet??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by James Jones, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I'm lookinng to get a couple new barrels ordered and was wanting the 5R rifled bore , Bartlein makes them and their price is good , their quoted wait time is the same as everybody else. I talked to one of the guys for a bit yesterday and he seemed comfident that their barrels were as good or better than everybody elses , but that what they all say.

    I like RockCreek but I'm a little leary of ordering with them as I've heard that they have some trouble lately getting their barrels out anywhere close to the promised time , also that the last few they have sent out were realy soft. Any of you guys gotten any barrels from they with no trouble??

    What about ABS , have they started turing out any of their barrels again?
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Several months ago I spoke with Greg Tannel (Gre-Tan Rifles) about barrel makers and he is now putting Bartlein's in his top choices.
     

  3. wnroscoe

    wnroscoe Active Member

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    Talk to Frank at Bartlein. He runs the shop and has got his stuff together. Frank left Krieger with a couple of guys and helped in starting Bartlein. We've built 1 6mmBR with one of their barrels and it's a shooter. With Franks background, Bartlein is definitely top shelf.
     
  4. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Iv'e got two of them in the shop right now, just finished a 6.5-284
    I haven't tested it yet. Second barrel is 6-284.
    They both look real nice.

    Dave
     
  5. slymule

    slymule Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know if Bartlein offers fluting as an option? If they will flute a barrel, anybody know what they charge?

    Thanks,
    Slymule
     
  6. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    yep they flute , I'm in the process of talking to Frank about that right now , 6 - 1/4" flutes cost $125
     
  7. hogslayer

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    I have one on a 22-243 5r 8 twist shoots .25 moa at 300 in good conditions me and the weather. It cleans real fast , broke in fast no fouling at all.
     
  8. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    I still haven't gotten a barrel from them, yet, but one of the Bartlein brothers did a paint job on my ANschutz center grip. I wanted it to look like the American flag. I'm still planning on stopping by and check out their shop.
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  9. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    I tried a couple and the results were not good on one of my competition rifles---went back to Krieger... My Smith was not real impressed with them after he scoped both of them and neither was I but gave Frank a shot even if the tubes were 4 months late...
     
  10. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Well-Known Member

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    I have only used one. It is on my 7ultra right now. Its is one of the best "feeling" barrels I have worked with. The metal cut beautifully. Never fouled from shot one. I came with a darn near polished finish. That being said it is nominal on size. Bullets I have had great luck with(same lots) have to be popped harder to fill out the grooves to get the same accuracy. I have 250 rounds through her and have lost about .015 in throat. Crazy. Super fast. I cant get up to 3400 with 176s before getting real pressure signs. Its 28in. I cant explain it. I have never got that speed out of any other ultra before. I keep her down at 3200. Still should be hot. The sizer just falls over her and soft primers? Not the most accurate gun I have put together but will hold 1moa out to a mile. Oh well.

    Jason
     
  11. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    When yopu say your like the way the barrel cut do you mean that it cut soft? , I have cut a few Shilen barrels and you can tell they are softer than a Krieger or Lilja , and I have cut a couple Pac-Nor SS barrels , one cut like CM and the other cut like lead !!
     
  12. strictlyRUM

    strictlyRUM Well-Known Member

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    Not hard nor soft just clean. Beautiful cuts with carbide or high speed.
     
  13. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Bartlien

    Bought one last year, chambered in 30BR; shot extremely well. Took about 200 rounds before I found any fouling at all. But, there are many good barrels out there. More important is having a first class chambering job.