barrels

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bubba41, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    hi guys i want to start building a new rifle .. i'm going to start with the barrel. wheres a good place to get one chambered in 338 edge ????
     

  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I do not recommend pre chambered barrels.

    Buy a top quality barrel and have your smith chamber it because he is responsible for
    the finished product and it is easier to deal with a problem if it occurs.

    Just my opinion.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  3. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    hart shilen kreiger ?????????
     
  4. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    Krieger, Hart, Lilja, Rock, Brux, Centermark, and several others whose names are not on the tip of my tongue tonight, all turn out great barrels. Some have a preference for cut rifled over button. Others favor a 5C or canted rifling over the standard. Most of the time it comes down to personal preference. Obviously, the 338 Edge and Shawn Carlock will forever be intertwined. He can build you a great rifle, as can most of the other gunsmiths on this site. It may just come down to who can offer the best turnaround time and price. There is often significant lead time required on barrels and stocks, so focus on those first.
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    As usual, J E Custom is wise!
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    If you're building a Savage yourself, then a pre-chambered barrel may be ok.
     
  7. Cordell

    Cordell Well-Known Member

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    bubba41

    I got a Brux for my 338 Edge build and will be getting another Brux when my 300 RUM needs one. I REALLY LOVE Brux barrels mine is a tack driver have not had any trouble hitting out to as far (981 yards) as my range will go.

    The guys a Brux are great to work with and helped me get the right barrel for my needs.

    If your gun smith does not have a 338 edge reamer and does not want to buy one. I could rent mine to you for less than the price of buying one. I have the go and no go gauges too.

    Best of luck to you.
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I have a Lothar Walther barrel. It has been a real shooter so far. The worst group has been about 1 1/2" at 100yrd. I have put a lot of load tests down the tube. It cleans up good too. It's made of a harder stainless than american steel. They ship it from Germany. American SS is 416, LW is 550.

    Tank
     
  9. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Cordell,
    Last I heard you were still breaking in the barrel. Nice to here you are past that stage.
    IAs far as the OP, I would buy a quality barrel, and hire a good gunsmith to build the rifle.
    There are alot of great smiths on this site, that don't have a year waiting list, so check around. If you can get the parts, you could have one built for this coming hunting season.
     
  10. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys , i found a local smith. ordered a kreiger