McGowen Barrels ??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sendero72, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Thinking of buying a pre-threaded McGowen barrel for my Savage 243. Have no experience with this company. Can anyone comment on the accuracy of McGowen barrels?

    Jim
     
  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I have one on a Savage Model 12 in 300 WSM. It is a 26" bull barrel. Shoots really well and cleans easily. No complaints. I am thinking or getting another one for another Savage.
     

  3. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I've had very good results with Mcgowen barrels.
    My latest is the 7-300 win mag AI
     
  4. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    got a pre fit mcgowen in 6.5x47 lapua and for the price it cant be beat. Shoots great. Ordered it from mcgowen outlet. It was at my door in a week.
     
  5. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys!
     
  6. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    just finished 6.5 x 55 on Rem. 700 with Mcgowen bbl, 26" stainless sendero contour. shot .368" 5 shot @ 100yd. should do better with more load work.
     
  7. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    As stated in the above quote, it really cleans easy help me say easy...

    Mine is a 28" for 338 Edge or 338/300 RUM, as many know is the same
    cartridge with different names. Savage 110 action. Not only its easy to clean but from the prone position using Harris bi-pod it's a solid under 1/2 MOA shooter.
     
  8. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

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    Question for RockZ....Did the McGowen chat the chamber on the 7-300 win mag or did your smith cut the chamber? Thanks....
     
  9. Wachsmann

    Wachsmann Well-Known Member

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    I guess I ask the question again for anyone to reply...Has anyone order a savage prefit screw on barrels from McGrowen in a 7mm-300win mag? Thanks.
     
  10. ebd10

    ebd10 Well-Known Member

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    Got a picture of the gun and group? I was thinking of building a similar rig this Summer. What kind of velocities are you getting?
     
  11. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    am not able to upload pics of rifle/group. send me email and I can send that way
     

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  12. 6.5shaggy

    6.5shaggy Well-Known Member

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    I've used over a dozen and they all have been solid 3/4 moa or less in every rifle. I use them exclusively for the quality, the value, and the customer service. Buy with confidence.
     
  13. Max Heat

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    I've only ever heard 1 negative comment (was from a smith, if I recall). It had to do with slight differences in bore diameter, lot-to-lot, and also within lots. But not any within a single bore. Take that for what you will, as the REAL test will be how tightly it groups the shots. My own testing will commence this coming week, following super sunday. It took a bit over 3 months to recieve it, once the order was placed, back in october. By comparison, that beats out hart by about 6 months, and by about 200 bills (finishing costs included). I went "pre-fit", with the "remnut" feature. This means that it goes from them to me, and then from me right on to the R700 action. No smith, or smithing, is needed! I do apologize, as most of those who do read this RB&B forum probably ARE smiths.

    The barrel is SS [as is the nut], with a bore of .284 (7mm), chambered for ultramag, and having a twist of 9. Length is 32", muz dia. is 1.2", and crown is non-recessed target.

    I'll chime in again, after some papers with holes in them become avaiable.