New Barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tweek1142, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. tweek1142

    tweek1142 Well-Known Member

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    I'm wanting to upgrade my 300WSM with a new barrel. It will be a rifle that i will walk with so i don't want a heavy barrel. the #4 contour is attractive. I've been on douglas and shilen websites. the price of the douglas is attractive but am i getting what i pay for? I will also be installing a muscle brake on it in the future. what would you guys/gals recommend.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I personally have not had very good luck with Douglas barrels. I have had good luck with Shilen
    however.

    The select match is the way to go with Shilen (There best).

    You definitely get what you pay for, and a premium barrel ends up being cheeper because of
    your chance of having a real shooter. the machine work cost the same on a cheep barrel as a
    premium barrel so put your money on a premium ( They are normally about $100.00 dollars
    in difference. )

    There are 5 or 6 other top barrel brands.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    are
    Brux
    Bartline
    Kreiger
    Benchmark
    Lilja
    Hart
    Obermeyer

    some of the other good barrels?
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I chose a 26" fluted Hart barrel + a Mini Muscle Brake, #4 contour for my 300WSM. All finnished up it weighs about what my Factory Winchester Classic weighs.

    It's also a lot lighter than a factory Browning Safari BAR!!

    I know it wasn't on your short list but Hart barrels are Top notch barrels, & well worth looking into if your of a mind to
     
  5. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    My vote would be for Brux. Broughton would be my second choice.
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    I have my own order of preference (But so does everyone else) based own my experiences.

    They are ;
    Lilja
    Krieger
    Hart
    And other premium barrel you have listed .

    I dont use any pre chambered barrels because if not done right they can and often do screw
    up the chamber,rendering a good barrel useless.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  7. emn83

    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    just because we are saying what we like. I can't say enough good things about my Benchmark barrel, it really is awesome
     
  8. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Yes i forgot Broughton
     
  9. crazyhorse

    crazyhorse Well-Known Member

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    I have one with a pacnor barrel that shoots great. Just because of the good reviews and wanting to try another brand, I have a benchmark on the way.
     
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  11. deadlift

    deadlift Official LRH Sponsor

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    Thanks for the good words guys!!
    If anyone has questions/concerns about Benchmark's barrels give me a call at the shop 360-652-2594.
    Or pm me here. I'm gonna be at SHOT till sat but I will be checking my mail and getting on LRH.
    But who ever you choose to make your barrel, congrats on the build and keep shooting!
    Chris
    Benchmark Barrels
     
  12. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    +1, what he said!!!!
     
  13. tweek1142

    tweek1142 Well-Known Member

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    what contour would you guys recommend for a walking rifle. I want the best of both worlds...if that is possible. whats the Sendaro Contour like?
     
  14. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    You can walk around with a # 4 Brux, and the sendero contour is a little too much to carry any distance. I have done it, but if you get a deer, you put the deer on your back, and drag the gun. If your distance is reasonable, the sendero contour isn't too bad, but the 4 would be better. IMHO.