Lead times on match barrels ???????

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by westcliffe01, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    Guys, has it always taken 16-20 weeks to get a stainless match barrel ? I am looking for a 243 Win in 1:8 twist varmint contour. Either for a large ring Mauser or for a Savage 10 / Axis. Barrels at Midway or Brownells tend to be Chrome Moly or the few they have in stainless are 1:10.

    So far, Shilen, ER Shaw etc are in the 4-5 month window it seems.

    Am I missing someone obvious ?
     
  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    bugholes.com stocks a good selection of superb barrels.
     

  3. westcliffe01

    westcliffe01 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip. Those stiller actions look good too.
     
  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    You can have a Hart blank in 8-10 weeks.
     
  5. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    They are very good. Even better, readily available. Genesears has a few as well.
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Depends when you place your order and the how busy the barrel makers are. I placed my order at Lilja in Jan and got it in 12 weeks as promised.
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you are missing the obviuos,,,,,, custom barrels are in demand, like never before! Hart makes only blanks, no pre-threaded and chambered barrels. Your shortest route would be to buy a blank 'off the shelf' from a vendor and have a 'smith T,C,&C it for you.
     
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  8. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    I got two different barrels at two different times this year from benchmark and it was 30 days on a blank! Best barrels you can get. Savage prefits are like $450.
     
  9. el si

    el si Well-Known Member

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    McGowen can get you a barrel in 30 days, although they seem to be getting more backed up also. I waited 6 months for a Shilen barrel. You have to be patient ordering a barrel. Right when you forget about it, the barrel shows up and it's like a nice surprise.
     
  10. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    i ordered a savage barrel last month from e.r.shaw and said to look for it in 4 months,it didnt seem to matter what you had done to it thats just the lead time as of now.( still sucks though)
     
  11. Bravo 4

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    I ordered a Kreiger and turned my paperwork in for a suppressor on the same day, been right at 4 months. Wonder which will come in first?
     
  12. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    Benchmark guys! Seems like the best option!
     
  13. charles bonner

    charles bonner Well-Known Member

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    Krieger has 1 in7.5 and 1 in 8 listed in their in inventory list. May not be the contour you want;but can ship in days.
     
  14. GNERGY

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    Brunos shooters supply stocks a lot of Krieger barrels in a lot of contours to full bull. I got my 6.5 from them.
    Tarey