Bartlein on the way!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by diderr, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    It has been an expensive month thus far, and to top it all off I bought a Bartlein HV 30 cal 1-10 off Bug Holes tonight. I saw the quantity go from 4 to 1 from Monday til today, so I figured I'd grab the last one.
    Anyone have first hand experience with these barrels? I have a Shilen Select on my 300WSM and it shoots great.
    How much better quality is the Bartlein compared to the Shilen?:D
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I don't know in comparison to Shilen, and it probably depends from barrel to barrel, but I can tell you that I have a 5r, 10 twist Bartlein that shoots bugholes in my 30/375 S.I.........Rich
     

  3. diderr

    diderr Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Mines a 4 groove. My stock barrel from FN is also a 4 groove, and it's a shooter. I cant wait to see how they compare to the 6 groove barrels.
     
  4. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I've had 3, 4, 5, and 6 groove barrels in various manufacturers and my personal belief is the quality (uniformity and smoothness) of the bore is FAR more important than the number of grooves.......rich
     
  5. Speck

    Speck Well-Known Member

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    +1 I've shot 5R and 4 groove barrels and have yet to see any difference in accuracy. A good barrel is a good barrel IMO.
     
  6. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    I never compare I used Bartlein 1/11 5r twist for a 30-06,Shilen 1/13 Ratchet rifling 4 groove for another 30-06,Kreiger 1/11.25 5r twist for a 300WSM,Broughton 1/12 twist 5c for another 300WSM,Lilja 1/11 twist for 30-338mag,300mag and 300Wby.

    Good gunsmith and good barrel are great combination for accuracy.
     
  7. sj-pratt

    sj-pratt Official LRH Sponsor

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    I tried to use mostly all Bartlien Barrels untill they became to hard to get, I don't think you will unhappy about your choice. Quality barrel straight clean chamber and you'll be on your way.

    Good Luck