Douglas XX Barrels

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rdsewell, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, what's everybodys options on these barrels? You don't hear to much about them on this forum.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Douglas has been around for a long time...and there's a reason for that. I wouldn't hesitate to put a Douglas XX Air-Gauged barrel on one of my rifles. Lots of people want the newest, best, most expensive...And there's nothing wrong with that. Buy what you want...It's your rifle. But a Douglas will be just fine as long as your smith does his part. For that fact, even factory take-off barrels can be made to shoot very well, provided the barrel is in good shape.

    My smith recommends them. He's been using them for 50 years, and says they're the only manufacturer that will unconditionally warranty a barrel for the life of the original purchaser, without making a big stink about it. So, I wouldn't hesitate to use a Douglas barrel. Just my personal opinion.
     

  3. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mud Runner, I'm using a smith to put together a 6.5 X 284 and he won't use anything else, and he also has been doing this for a while.
     
  4. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    +1

    I have a Douglass XX Air Gauged 26" barrel on a 6.5 rem mag and it shoots as well as my Hart, Brux and Pac-Nor barrels
     
  5. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    +2 had XX air-gauged barrel put on a Rem 700 action. Heavy barrel 270 that stacks the bullets in small clusters.
     
  6. .30US

    .30US Well-Known Member

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    I'm probably going to order a Douglas XX barrel soon for a project. It was between Douglas and Pac-Nor, and I found a place with Douglas XX in stock for a lot less.
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I've owned two or three in the past, and have zero complaints about them. Still use one in 6/250AI, and it shoots mid two's most of the time.
    gary
     
  8. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    I had a Douglas Air-Gauged XX on a 300 Win Mag. It shot great, but was a copper-fouling monster. For that reason, I'll never buy another one.

    For me and when I get ready to start another build there are other, better options. There may be a slight increase in price, but the ease of cleaning would easily be worth it.
     
  9. rdsewell

    rdsewell Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys I appreciate all the input and info. For the cost of one their worth a try.
     
  10. chrishatley

    chrishatley Well-Known Member

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    I have one on a ruger .220 swift. Shoots great!
     
  11. .30US

    .30US Well-Known Member

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    I just picked up a used .338 Win Mag with a Douglas XX barrel. I'm looking forward to trying it.
     
  12. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

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    My first Douglas barrel was installed in the 80's. Air-guage and it shot lights out. Just a few months ago I got my newest XX installed on a Rem. 721 in 25.06. It shoots 90 gr Sierras into beautiful little groups and it hammers coyotes. I have yet to put a brush to it to get the carbon or copper out! Matter of fact my 'smith just ordered another Douglas for me for my .243AI build.

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    For my own selfish reasons...I'm glad Douglas barrels are under the radar, it's makes getting them easier.
     
  13. kimberyote

    kimberyote Well-Known Member

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    I just finished bore scoping my douglas barrel and it was amazing. Very clean and shiny. I only use wipe out accelerator and patch out. It for sure does the job.
    My first custom barrel, I thought whatever I put down the tube it would be a one holer. Wrong! Still took load development, but once done, I'm good to go. Grouping half MOA w/70 TNT's and 88 bergers out of a kimber Montana in 243 win.
     
  14. reeldawg

    reeldawg Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend thats had Douglas rebarrel four guns fro him. He has nothing but great things to say about Douglas.