Douglas or Shilen

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by flyin lizard, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Looking to buy a new barrel for my sav.mod.11. 300wsm , both douglas and shilen make a threaded and chambered barrel , looking at the ss/match barrel from Shilen, and Douglas has just one offering. Opinions on which is better or are they equal? The shilen is slightly more in cost ,but still very doable.
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget McGowen, Pacnor, Brux, and others.

    I think that Shilen and Douglas are pretty equal. I have both and they both shoot well.
     

  3. LRangepro

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    They both make "fully chambered barrels?" How? I know they make short chambered barrels but if they chambered the barrel in finished deminsions the headspace would be a crap shoot in your gun. Please check and make sure before you order. I think you'll still need a gunsmith.
     
  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    It is a Savage M-11 rifle he has. When you screw the barrel on you set the head space then tighten the collar ring to hold everything together. I like Shilen barrels myself.
     
  5. LRangepro

    LRangepro Member

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    Oh, I guess like an AR. I got it. I dont do much with Savage, not too keen on them but I've seen them shoot well. I like Shilen between the two. I might go with Douglas in .30 caliber only.
     
  6. sambubba

    sambubba Well-Known Member

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    I have used both in several calibers, and in my rifles they are about equal.
     
  7. Ksmirk

    Ksmirk Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth you may take a look at McGowen, I've got 2 for the Savage and got a couple of blanks from them and have had very good results. Just a thought if your not stuck on your two choices. Later,

    Kirk
     
  8. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Try Pac-Nor and get a headspace guage from Midway. Then you are good to go.