pac-nor info

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 7mmultrafan, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. 7mmultrafan

    7mmultrafan Member

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    was looking for any info on the company or experiences with them. im thinking about having them rechamber and action for a 6.5-284 any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Some of my best shooters were pac-nor. They always did excellent quality work for me.
     

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I have one barrel from them (chambered in 338Edge) for a Savage. It shoots very good.

    AJ
     
  4. mtnwrunner

    mtnwrunner Well-Known Member

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    You just cannot go wrong with a pac-nor. I've got three of them and one on order----all shoot great and my gunsmith likes them and recommends them highly.

    Randy
     
  5. killitgrillit

    killitgrillit Active Member

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    I use them for smokeless muzzleloader builds and they are outstanding in craftsmanship and C/S. Penny is a joy to talk too and if Casey has time he will answer any tech questions you may have. Highly recommend
     
  6. dogdinger

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    my experience was the same as described above. Got what i ordered and it was delivered on time. great service. AJ
     
  7. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Great barrels.
     
  8. Armed in Utah

    Armed in Utah Well-Known Member

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    Pac Nor is on my speed dial.........have a safe full of their tubes screwed on my s/shot

    Savage actions...p/dogs are my game.....have calibers from 20 Vartarg to 6.5x55....also a

    big game set up using a 12 twist 358 Win....on a 16 Savage action...currently have two tubes

    ordered form me and a buddy.....mine is a 9 twist 20 BR...28" long and straight cylinder..built

    for Berger 55's.....other one is a 204R with match chamber......I have always been very

    satisfied with the quality and performance with Pac-Nor.....just don't be in a hurry...they are

    busy....12 week wait for pre fit Savage tubes right now.....
     
  9. Joaquin B

    Joaquin B Well-Known Member

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    I am currenly using 3 Pac-Nor barrels, all 26" long. One in .25-06 AI with 5-groove rifling and 1 in 10" twist; one in .260 with polygonal rifling and another in .260 with 3-groove rifling. Both 6.5 mm barrals have 1 in 8" twist.

    All barrels produce excellent precision with well-tuned loads. The polygon barrel, which is on my Tikka 595 hunting rifle, performs better with loads approaching maximum pressures and delivers higher muzzle velocity than the 3-grooved barrel, which is on my Hunter Class silhouette rifle. The polygon barrel also retains a lot more copper fouling and takes longer to clean.

    I've found Chris Dichter to be very attentive and easy to discuss things with. His prices are fair, his barrels are good and he delivers on promised dates.

    I also use Shillen and Douglas barrels, and have used Schneider barrels as well. Nothing wrong with them, but I prefer Pac-Nor.
     
  10. 6.5shaggy

    6.5shaggy Well-Known Member

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    I've used 2 of them, both were ss super match. One was 222 Rem mag Ackley 3 groove and was 1/4 moa from the start. I just got a 6.5-284 5 groove 1-8 twist last month I put on a Tikka T3. It shoots 140 Berger VLDs into 1.5 inch 5 shot groups at 500 yards and under 1 inch at 300. Penny at Pac-Nor was great to deal with and kept me updated via email. They break in fast and clean easy. I am very pleased.
     
  11. Lost creek

    Lost creek Well-Known Member

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    I have used 5 pac-nor barrels , 3 groove and 5 groove. Great barrels. Me and 2 friends have 338 edge's with 5 groove 10 twist ss super match and they all shoot under 1/2 moa, closer to 1/4moa. Customer service is top notch.
     
  12. 7mmultrafan

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    Thank you All for sharing your experiences. The last question I have is if you all would recommend pacnor doin the accurizing on my action while having the install it. I live in Amarillo tx. An there are very few gunsmiths that I have any experience with. Once again thank you all for sharing. I am new to the forum and can't wait to start sharing experiences and ideas with my fell lrh's.
     
  13. Lost creek

    Lost creek Well-Known Member

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    I had pac-nor true a action and put on a barrel and was happy with there work.
     
  14. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    If you want a top quality smith in Texas, I recommend Mike Bryant:

    Precision Riflesmithing by Bryant Custom

    I have a PacNor on my 30.06 that John Noveske built but that was before he turned his company into a military style firearm outfit. He used to work for PacNor so I got the barrel through him and I've been impressed with the rifle and the barrel, especially in terms of how well it cleaned and how clean it stays. That barrel simply doesn't appear to copper foul.

    I cannot attest to the work PacNor does on truing an action. It doesn't appear to be rocket science and I would suspect that some builders perhaps are better than others but they all go buy their gauges and rely on them.

    If I recall correctly from past conversations, Bartlien, Hart, Shilen, and PacNor (among others) all offer to fit the barrel on your action and they will "blueprint" it for you as well. I don't think there is anything wrong with that but I prefer a rifle builder to do all the work because that is what I'm used to.