Krieger barrels

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by goodgrouper, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I have to hand it to Krieger barrel company. I just broke in a new 6mm 13.5" twist for the upcoming season and I'm happy to report that it is hands down the best barrel I have ever seen. It broke in with one shot and has yet to produce one blue patch! I have tried several loads in it with several powders and it is shooting in the "zeros" already at 100 yards with many of them. It is very easy to tune and even easier to clean.

    I have broken-in tons of barrels and have never seen one this good. Whatever Krieger is doing nowdays, I hope they keep it up for years to come!!
     
  2. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    That's nice! another fly buster... :) I hope it wasn't just you getting lucky though I'm glad you were if that's the case.
     

  3. Festus

    Festus Well-Known Member

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    SUUUHWEEEEET!! I have not yet owned a Krieger but that is about to change. Kirby is building me a switch-barrel and has ordered three new Kriegers for it. They are great pipes, no question, but I don't expect they are all like the one you just broke in. I can hope though.

    Festus
     
  4. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    I must agree as far as single point cut tubes go they are the gold standard. For that matter they are the gold standard for all tubes IMHO.
     
  5. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    Good luck with that hummer barrel GG. I hope you give em hell at the cactus this year.

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  6. Fiftydriver

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    I have used Krieger barrels on many of my customers projects and a couple of my personal rifles. I have never had anything but good to say about them. While Most of the barrels I have chambered took a bit more break in then what GG had with his barrel, they are no different then the other top end barrels and they have all been very accurate.

    I like them because they are much harder then a button pulled barrel and they seem to hold up better to high intensity chamberings, yet they do not pose any machining problems like some of the ultra hard barrels can give you.

    Because of this, I have started offering these as first option on my more extreme chamberings such as the 7mm AM and 338 AM. I still use and like Lilja barrels and use them more then any other barrels but have to admit that the Krieger barrels are extremely good barrels.

    Only draw back I see is the time frame for a custom barrel from them. Generally 20-24 weeks compared to 9-10 weeks for a Lilja. THat said, most of the other componants of a custom rifle build will take longer then this so if you plan a project well and order componants at the right times, there will be no more delay in the final product then there would be with any other barrel.
     
  7. Lightvarmint

    Lightvarmint Guest

    Lets see, Lawton, Rock, Lilja, and now Kreiger. :eek:

    A lot of us have been using Krieger barrels for some time and they do break in fast. They do shoot well and they hold up well. I like them and I recommend them whenever the potential customer has the patience to wait on them. They are worth the wait.

    They really shoot well with the Henson Aluminum tipped bullets. As GG says in the zeroes.

    James
     
  8. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    My 6.5-284 sure likes the one on it.

    Mark Chanlynn is another good one. . .
     
  9. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Barrels

    I would say that we are very fortunate to have, at this time, several very fine barrel makers,providing us with great barrels. I just read the equipment list for the IBS 200-300 yd BR nationals, held this past weekend, at Thurmont Md. Rock Creek, Hart, Krieger, Bartlein and Lilja seemed to be among the top 5 being used.
     
  10. Lightvarmint

    Lightvarmint Guest

    Hello,

    With all the good barrel smiths out there, it sometimes comes down to the customer service and the customer relations. Your list includes some of the easiest companies for which you can do business. I am sure there are others, but the folks listed above are sure easy to deal with.

    James
     
  11. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Eddybo and others.

    I took this barrel off, oiled it, and set it aside because I am forcing myself to save it for the Cactus next spring! But boy is it tempting to screw it back on and go shoot the local matches this summer. I guess I need to order another Krieger barrel to back up my back up!