best savage .223 barrel maker

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by gremcat, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. gremcat

    gremcat Well-Known Member

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    So I am buying a new stock for my rifle and would like to buy a 30 inch barrel heavy sort of like the savage ftr rifle Any suggestions on the best maker I was on savage shooters and there are so many opinionsI am looking for minimum fouling and minimal breakin
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would recomend a Lilja.

    I use a lot of his barrels and find them to be one of the
    best and delivery is allways on time (normaly 8 to 10 weeks)

    And they seem to break in fast (15 to 25 ) rounds

    I use only premium barrels and this is certainly one of the best!!!!

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Are you looking to buy a prefit or are you gonna have it installed like the remington barrels are?

    as for the Prefit , Pac-Nor makes some good ones , Sharp Shooters Supply does too they use Dougles barrels , Shilen also makes some prefit barrels as does Lothar Walther.

    If it were me getting a prefit I'd go with the Lothar Walther as I think they have the best barrels of this lot.

    If your gonna have it setup like a Remington , then that realy opens up your options. Hart , Kreiger , Lilja , Broughton , Bartlein , Rock Creek , Obermeyer , Schnider ,

    Ask your smith what barrels he been having the best luck with lately in the 22 caliber.
     
  4. gremcat

    gremcat Well-Known Member

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    i have narrowed it down to 2 makers shilen from AccuracyArms and douglas from sss I am going with the 1-8 twist and am thinking of having it chambered with a federal gold medal 69 gr match bullet then just using it for build specs.Is there a big difference in 26" as opposed to 30
    " I like the ftr style barrel with the 30" and extra heavy contour I think it is 1" at the muzzle but that sucker has got to be heavy.:D
     
  5. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    in the little 223 I highly doubt that their will be any realistic differance in speed with the 26 to 30 inch barrels.
    A 30" heavy conture like thay use is gonna be ALOT heavier than the 26" varmint conture.

    you could probably go with a 26" full bull and still weigh less yet have a much stiffer barrel.

    If you going with the 1-8 twist I'd have the barrel throated for the 77gr Sierra Match Kings or 80gr A-max's that way you can get the bullet way out of the case to free up some room for powder.
     
  6. gremcat

    gremcat Well-Known Member

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    haven't started reloading yet so I want to get it set for maybe the 77 gr mk that way I can just mimick oal when I do start .Wish I knew someone who did it near raleigh so Icould see how it's done:(