question about E.R.Shaw

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by fasthorse, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. fasthorse

    fasthorse Active Member

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    has anyone from LRH used E.R.Shaw for barrels and or gunsmithing ?? I have read many articals about them and know they are reputable , But again im asking for opinions and who best to ask than a bunch of gun nuts:D
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I used a chrome molly version for a 6-284 once. It was ok, but not steller. I have not bought another as I have became very fond of Hart and Broughtons.

    Jeff
     

  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Jeff! I had one on a 6.5 A.I. and it was "ok". For the little savings in initial cost, get a good barrel.....Rich
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    IMO they are better than most factory barrels but not as good as the premium custom barrels.

    I have had very good luck with Lilja, Kriger, Hart, Brux, Shillen and Broughton.

    The barrel is not the place to save money, a poor quality barrel will end up costing you
    much more.

    This is just my opinion and in no way intended to poor mouth E R Shaw. A lot of people
    are happy with them.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. fasthorse

    fasthorse Active Member

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    thanks for the info guys
     
  6. fasthorse

    fasthorse Active Member

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    im thinkin of rebarreling a fn mauser action made in belgium into either a 6.5/06ai or a .280ai improved..opinions on either ?
     
  7. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Both good choices but a Sherman will give you more horsepower in either with the same case.......Rich
     
  8. fasthorse

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    whats the info on a sherman ??? parent case etc ??
     
  9. elkaholic

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    There have been a few threads on the forum where this was talked about but in a nutshell, it is the same case as the A.I. based on the .270 or .280. The body has less taper, the shoulder moved forward and maintains the 40 degree angle. It has a good neck length (.300") in the 6.5). Case capacity is increased by 11% over a std. .270/.280 case and is about 4% greater than a 6.5 A.I. Accuracy is very good and velocity is the most you can get out of a .470" case size. Barrel life is also very good. I have 1300 rounds thru mine and can see no loss in accuracy as yet. Case forming is not difficult and Hornady has the spec for custom dies. I have the reamer.......Rich