New Barrel. Any suggestions

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Jinx, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I need to re-barrel my Sako 264 Win Mag and need information on which brand. The barrel will be 26 inch and I will use the rifle for walk and stalk hunting, so the weight needs to be manageable. I shoot 140 gr bullets. The barrel we have access to in South Africa are:

    • Broughton
    • Pac-Nor
    • Krieger
    Which one to you guys recommend?


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  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    South Africa sweet, wish you guys would edit your personal options so we know where everyone is at around the world. My personal pick would be the Broughton, in a modified sendero tapper. I would have the shank made longer, I like the looks of that.
     

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I would go with Broughton also. For my 6.5 WSM, I ordered a 5C in what they call a Medium Varmint Sporter contour which has a .750 muzzle - no flutes. That would be a step lighter than the typical Sendero or what they call their Heavy Varmint Sporter.
     
  4. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have & have had great luck with Kreiger 6-284 (I don't own a Broughton & cannot comment). My personal preference would be a #6 or #7 coutour (4.5-5.5lbs) then flute it. A little wieght on the end has alway been my preference & the added weight will help mitigate recoil.


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  5. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    I just received my .308 31" 9 twist Broughton 5C today. I ordered it in mid April and Tim told me it would most likely be mid August before it would be done. Not sure what happened but I am very pleased with Broughton's service and turnaround. I know that when I checked on a Krieger they were around 8 months out.
     
  6. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Bugholes almost always has Kreiger (among others) instock, you might also check out Grizzly Machine.


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  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Tim is a great guy and he will usually get my business. You may have gotten it early because they did a run on that particular barrel type and twist prior to his original estimate. 2 of the barrels I got from him were almost a month early. One was a month late but I can live with that.
     
  8. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Sinclair International and Brunos each have a selection of barrels for immediate purchase. Sinclair will ship internationally, not sure about Brunos. Either Broughton or Kreiger would be my choices.
     
  9. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    I ordered a Krieger barrel on Feb 20th. They gave me an estimated ship date of Nov 20th. I received the barrel yesterday.
     
  10. Jinx

    Jinx Well-Known Member

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    Thanx for all the messages!

    I think I will go with a Broughton which is readily available in South Africa. :D