Custom barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Slopeshunter, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Not really knowing much of anything about custom barrels and just starting to research them. If you were to build a custom rifle that will be used primarily for big game hunting, but to also do some long range shooting with.

    What kind of barrel do you guys like? For instance, Gaillard, Douglas, Shilen, Hart, Pacnor, etc. Pros, cons, experiences...

    Any and all input is appreciated.

    Thanks much!
     
  2. heatseekins

    heatseekins Well-Known Member

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    Most all the custom barrel manufacturers build a good barrel capable of out shooting its owner. My choice is Rock Creek barrels.
     

  3. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    So, here's another question to add on. What are some of the differences between a custom barrel and a factory barrel?

    Tks again
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    The custom barrels are generaly straiter , more accurately grooved meaning that the grooves are more consistant in depth and width and most of the time they are alot more smooth causing alot less fouling.
    and you can order a custom barrel with special twist rates to meet your specific need for differant bullets and such , you can also get differant profile barrel to help ad weight or stifness or reduce weight.. also if you want a barrel fluted its better to have it done to a custom barrel either by them or your smith then have it sent back to the factory for final lapping so that the chance of having the bore open up in differant areas is less.

    I've had Hart , Lilja , Kreiger , Douglas , Pac-Nor and Rock Creek barrels and have never had any problems with any of them. I've even had a couple by E.R. SHaw when I was learing how to build rifles and they are a decient barrel for the money.

    The biggest factor is haveing it all put together properly.
     
  5. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Those Shaw barrels are low end but I had 2 that shot well still have one 6/06Ack Imp... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    rock creek
     
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