Barrel preferance

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by grizzlyk, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. grizzlyk

    grizzlyk Member

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    Need help trying to decide what barrel to get for t/c encore in 7mm mag or 300 mag and would the 7mm take out elk size game , and what kind of range can i get out of these calibers. Please help me decide thanks
     
  2. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Grizzlyk,

    A 7mag will do very well on elk at long range. Use a good bullet. There are a LOT of very good bbl makers. If you want a great bbl sooner than later, check Lilja's site for bbls he already has in stock.

    I would not hesitate to use any of the following:

    Kreiger
    Bartlein
    Lilja
    Broughton
    PacNor
    Shilen
    Hart
    Obermeyer
    Walther
    Brux

    I got lucky when I called Krieger not long ago. They happen to have SS barrels in stock in 7mm, .277. I bought them all. I left the 338 bbl but referred another to Krieger and he bought it.

    Obermeyer, Bartlein, and Broughton offer the canted or Russian style lands. I just ordered a Bartlein in 6.5 5R a couple of weeks ago for a 6.5x284.

    I'll have an Obermeyer in a 308 hopefully very soon. The rifle should be just about finished.
     

  3. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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  4. grizzlyk

    grizzlyk Member

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    Thanks for the replies I'LL check them out.