Pac Nor or Lilja?

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  1. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Both offer a 3 groove in a 1:11 twist for .308 cal. I am going to order one and wonder which of the two I should go with. I am shooting Berger 210's in a 300WSM. This will be my first custom barrel purchase. Price should be very similar.

    Tank
     
  2. Kevin Cram

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    You really can't go wrong with either choice. I've used more Lilja barrels than Pac Nor but they both shot extremely well.
     

  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I have had barrel conversations with both Chris and Dan through the years and used both barrels with success. You can't go wrong with either.
     
  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Sweet, thanks guys! I like the experience that is answering this question.

    Thanks,

    Tank
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference between a standard match and a super match grade barrel from Pac Nor? Is it worth the extra money for the super match?

    Tank
     
  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    I can't speak to Pac-Nor but I have had three Lilja 3 groovers. I currently have one on my 6.5 and it shoots very well. One thing about Lilja, they only make ONE grade. Good luck/Rich
    p.s. Given any more thought to bullet making?
     
  7. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I have barrels from both. Of all the handlapped barrels I own, the PacNor was by FAR the easiest to break in and keep clean for whatever reason. I have several Liljas and recommended them to a buddy who just built a custom 270 and 300 SAUM. My brother chose the PacNor for his 270.

    There's been a lot of good feedback on Rock Creek's 30 cal 5R cut rifled barrels in 11 twist and this will be the brand I go with next unless I change my mind.
     
  8. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    Krieger---won matches and killed lots of stuff with them.
     
  9. djbwow2008

    djbwow2008 Well-Known Member

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    Dan Lilja builds some of the best, most consistent barrels made. I can recommend his barrels with 100% confidence. Never used a Pac-Nor so cant comment. I know from numerous conversations with Kirby that he is big on Lilja barrels as well.

    Dan
     
  10. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Just to make your decision a little more difficult - I recently had a Broughton 5C, 11 twist barrel put on my .308. In addition to the accuracy of this barrel it is said that the canted rifling profile makes for a faster barrel that is also easier to clean.

    Just another interesting option in your search for the "best" custom barrel for your .308. :)

    Good luck
     
  11. 300 ultra

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    Lilja. They actually answer the phone. Tried to order a Pac nor and got terrible customer service.
     
  12. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input guys. I decided to go with the Pac Nor. They have an 8 week turn around. Went with a 30" 3groove .308. My smith will ream and fit to my action for me. The Lilja I think is just a little out of price range right now. I'll let you all know what's up after I get it all put together. Now if I could get Richard's microfit stocks to answer the phones. The phones have been "Tied Up" all day and can't get through to place an order.

    Tank
     
  13. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    As far as the bullets, not just yet. I would like to get into it some day, but need to take care of the kids after I get this build put together. I'll take it up later in life when the kids are older.

    Tank
     
  14. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Good for you tank!