Saturn barrels are they any good

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Sheep Hunter, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Sheep Hunter

    Sheep Hunter Member

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    If anyone has anything to say about Saturn barrels I would like to hear about it. I have a way of getting a great deal on one, but a good deal is only as good as the quality of the barrel.

    Thanks for your info.
     
  2. yellojeeper

    yellojeeper New Member

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    I have never shot a Satern barrel, but I can tell you Steve Satern is a stand-up guy (as are most all Highpower shooters) and I would not hesitate to buy anything from him. I have shot with him at camp perry as well as some local LR matches. I believe he got some insight from Boots Obermeyer on barrel building.
    Satern Custom Machining when accuracy counts, count on Satern.
     

  3. Sheep Hunter

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  4. sinister

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    Steve makes very good barrels.
     
  5. amu_shooter

    amu_shooter Active Member

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    You will not go wrong with a Satern barrel (correct spelling).

    If you have a line to get a great deal, even better.

    I find it hard to believe there are not more of them out in the field.

    I'm impressed for several reasons.
    --consistent high quality steel, barrels copper up very little
    --will cut any twist you need to nearest .25 inch
    --short wait time
    --top notch customer service
     
  6. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Iv'e heard the quality is good.

    On a sad note, iv'e tried to contact them many times, via Email, Phone.... Left numerous
    messages and NEVER got any response. After several months of trying i just gave up
    on them. I could drive up there as they are not that far from me, but its not worth my time or
    gas money on a company that don't return any calls. I had several customers that wanted
    Satern barrels but after no contact we went with Lilja instead.

    dave
     
  7. amu_shooter

    amu_shooter Active Member

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    Sorry to hear about the commo issues.

    Just spoke to Steve's wife and seems they've had server problems with their computers for some time.

    Most reliable email is satern@qwestoffice.net or try www.saternmachining.com either one put attn Debra on subject line.

    Primary number is 712-362-4991, optional cell# 712-209-3311
     
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  8. Sheep Hunter

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    Sounds like no one has anything bad to say about the quality.

    Thanks for all the info and please let me know if anyone has anything else I need to know.
     
  9. new shooter

    new shooter Well-Known Member

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    I got one abs carbon saturn 338ax 1/2 moa out to 1,600 yards. I did not order the saturn i order a rock 5 but after 1 1/2 year weight i told abs i would sue if i did not get my pree paid abs.So that how i got a saturn. It shoot great. ABS not great to deal with.
     
  10. cva54

    cva54 Well-Known Member

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    speaking of barrles when did rem. start making there barrles with cheep alloys around what year? I am just wondering. Want to get my son a deer hunting rifle. Most likey going to be a 700. I just know what it takes to make 1 shoot better.
     
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  11. ingotoutdoors

    ingotoutdoors Active Member

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    just ordered a satern/abs barrel today. i'll let you know in a week when it it gets here.blank was in stock and thier wrapping this weekend, barrel will ship by the end of the week. you talk about fast!