Savage Barrel Replacement

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by sendero72, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Savage Model 11 243 and I would like to replace the 22" pencil barrel with a heavier 26" barrel. Who are some of the best barrel makers with the pre-chambered screw on barrels?
    Thanks!
     
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    POP Well-Known Member

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    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    One of our Sponsors "SIN Arms" makes prefit Savage barrels as well. I'm awaiting a quote from him right now. I've also heard good things about the Criterion but have never shot one.
     
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    emn83 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Benchmark on order, but McGowen, Shilen and a lot of others make barrels for savage
     
  6. Hunter2678

    Hunter2678 Well-Known Member

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    lots of good barrel makers
     
  7. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    Give Jim Briggs a call from Northland shooters suupply , They have the prefit barrel you need most likely in stock ready for shipping.

    Contact Information for Northland Shooters Supply:
    E-mail: briggs.j-b@q.com (that is Q.com not G.com)
    Phone: (763) 682-4296
    Fax: (763) 682-6098
    Mailing address:
    P.O. Box 333
    Buffalo, MN 55313

    He spends alot of time on the phone so just keep trying till you get through!
    They have an inventory list on savage shooters but i cant post the link yet.
     
  8. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Northland

    They have great prices also

    Brent
     
  9. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Fred at 4D reamers carries CBI (critereon) and McGowen.
    Jimm Briggs carries CBI, McGowen, and Shilen.
    Sharp Shooters Supply carries Brux and Douglas.
    Sin arms carries Lothar Walter, and I believe McGowen and Bartlien.
    I have used CBI, McGowen, Brux, Shilen, Lilja, Benchmark, and Rock Creek. Out of those I found Shilen to be the worst. Jim usually keeps a good selection of CBIs in stock. Fred at 4D has the best reamer selection and will also chamber any barrel make of your choice for a decent price. I recommend staying away from Shilen, Adams and Bennet, Green Mountain, ER Shaw, etc. They are typically hit and miss, every now and then you will get one that's a shooter but usually not the case.
     
  10. sendero72

    sendero72 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the replies!
     
  11. bowhunter42

    bowhunter42 Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the criterion, I have one on a 116 in 300 win mag and it shoots lights out, also have another one on order from criterion that is gonna be a 6.5WSM it should be here in the next few weeks and I can't wait. They are a GREAT barrel for the money.