Benchmark barrels

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cornstalker, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have experience with these?


    Edit: I found some two to four year old info on here that was encouraging. I wonder if there are more current reviews available.
     
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  2. trailside22

    trailside22 New Member

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    Great barrels! I would place them up their with any of the top tier barrel makers. Shooting partner has a 7mmWSM with 1300+ through the barrel. It still shoot 1/2 MOA to 800 yards (have not shot it further). You will not be disappointed.
     

  3. runshort

    runshort Well-Known Member

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    We put together a .280 Rem. a couple years ago and used a Benchmark 24" #5 contour 1/9 twist. With handloads it will group in the .5 .6 The rifle shoots great and would not hesitate to use one again.
     
  4. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    I have one in a 7 WSM that Kevin Rayhill put together for me last spring and it shoots great. Fall of 2009 Mule deer buck - 1024 yards Mule deer doe - 850 yards and cow elk - 810 yards. Shot some paper one time at 300 yards and could cover the 5 shot group with a nickel. No complaints and it cleans real easy too.
     
  5. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Wow that sounds awesome. I believe I made a comment on your gun in the gun photos section, i was bragging on how it looked and asking about accuracy. I have a edge coming to me with a benchmark barrel you talking about the accuracy of your gun has really got me pumped now.

    The benchmark barrels are sounding better and better.


    -Nathan
     
  6. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if they use cut or button rifling?
     
  7. Tikka Lover

    Tikka Lover <strong>Official LRH SPONSOR</strong>

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    Button
     
  8. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    Soon to have one chambered in 6.5WSM
     
  9. NWdan

    NWdan Well-Known Member

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    Ernie I was curious if you are having Benchmark do the chambering for you? I live about 30 miles north of their shop and stopped in a few weeks ago to talk to them about a project and they seemed like good guys. I think they are turning out some really good barrels.
     
  10. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    No, Chuck McIntosh, Mac's Gun's south of Gillette, is doing the work for me.
     
  11. martinc

    martinc Member

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    They can provide cut if desired.
     
  12. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    pretty popular in the benchrest world. I don't know why they don't get more press.
     
  13. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    I have a 27" benchmark on a savge,chambered in a 7mmWSM,that Kevin Rayhill built for me.It's a shooter!I have 1300rds. down the barrel,and it will still shoot 1/2moa 900+ yards.When this barrel is eventually burned out,I will definately be putting another one on.