savage 111 rebarrel help

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by beakus33, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    can anybody sugest a good economical barrel for a savage 111? i would like a heavier barrel,fluting and a muzzle break is an option.
     
  2. Sennaspeed

    Sennaspeed Well-Known Member

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    The E.R. Shaw barrels have a decent reputation and they're cheap.

    I think a Shilen, PacNor, Brux, Kreiger, among others would be better but also more expensive.
     

  3. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Economy,flutting and muzzle breaks dont often get used in the same question=Lots of machineing.

    Bought a Shaw 6.5-284 sporter barrel for the Axis from these guys. It shoots alright but is a little rough=Kinda like buying a factory Savage barrel?
    Carefull buying savage barrels........ It can be addicting:D

    Might want to check with Northlander,Sinarms and Gun Shack to see what they have available.
     
  4. 3006savage

    3006savage Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to find savage drop in shilen barrels prechambered on line for like $270.00. T think I have seen douglas fro around the same price also.

    Stainless are little more.
     
  5. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    I guess i sould add a little info, i'm a machinest, mill supervisor at a aerospace machine shop so the fluting and drilling isnt a big deal i can do that at the shop ( a little goverment work),i just want a good base to start with. i guess i dont really know the grades of barrel works. is plane blued a mild steel?i know stainless but are they 15/5 or 17/4, are they all chromed?, do they need to be?how does a growned end help? my theory in life is " i can make anything give enough time and money".
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Not to demean you or sound insulting but there is a bit more to barrel modifications than exists in most job shops. Maybe not machine wise but certainly experience wise.

    I own a machine shop and I'd never undertake something like that because of the experience level involved. Why fock up a barrel when there are reasonably priced ones out there that require no modification on your part and a 0 percent fock up rate.....

    I'm all about making stuff myself. I build live steam engines for a hobby, for relaxiation. Not barrels.....:) Stick with experienced builders. If you want to make firearm related items, reload your ammo.

    Again not trying to demean you, just offering a suggestion.
     
  7. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    I under stand your point, i dont undertake anything i dont fully understand, or figure about 3 differant ways to do( or get myself out of).but i look at it like if somebidy else can do so can i, im willing to try and learn , i take the good with the bad.thats why you own the shop and i'd be the one running the machines. No intentions ment.
     
  8. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I you are going the route of a barrel blank, I would go with Lothar Walther. It's German stainless which is 550 vs US stainless that is 416. I have been very pleased with my barrel. It is very accurate. May want to go that route. E.R. Shaw is going to be your cheapest option.
     
  9. hammertyme

    hammertyme Well-Known Member

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    Criterion barrels made by Kreiger is the way I would go these days. Over the years I have shot pretty much everyone's without too many issues except from one company in Montana.
    Jim at Northland is top of the line in my book and in stock Kreiger barrel for $250. sure has my attention.

    Contact Information for NSS:
    E-mail - briggs.j-b@q.com (that is Q.com not G.com)
    Phone - 763/682-4296
    Fax - 763/682-6098
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    PO Box 333
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    Jim Briggs
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    Beakus are you set up for precision stress relieving at your shop?
     
  10. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    No,we dont do it in house we outsorce to a couple of place that have to on boeing's cert.list. One less hassle for us to mess with.
     
  11. BH107

    BH107 Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Jim. He can set you up with what you need at a great price.