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  1. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever used shilens "ratchet" grooved rifling? I am considering their drop in select match grade barrel in 338 Lapua 1:9 twist with the 4 groove ratchet rifling for my savage 338 Lapua. What are the benefits of the ratchet style rifling vs normal rifling? I will have to go 1:10 twist if i go with the normal stlye but i want to go 1:9 twist because ill bet you right when i get the new barrel installed an ultra high BC bullet will come out that needs a 1:9 twist to stabalize :rolleyes:. If you have used there ratchet rifling chime in and let me know what you think of them.
     

  2. royinidaho

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    I've been thinkin' about one of those too.

    However I'm a bit apprehensive regarding the ratchet thing.

    I'm afraid that I'd get a bit absent minded and flip the little lever the wrong way and my spin drift compensation would be exactly wrong! :rolleyes:
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Thats good Roy !!!!!!

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  4. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Haha Roy you always crack me up. :)
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    If I recall correctly.lightbulb Isn't ratchet rifling Shilen's spin on 5r rifling?

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  6. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    I got 2 ratchets. Ones in a 6.5x284 and the other in a 223. I haven't really noticed much advantage but both shoot well
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Hey Roy.

    I forgot to add; If you forget and push the button the barrel may come off also.

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  8. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Thats what i figured it was.
    How do they clean up? Are yours prefits?

    I like your signature.