Schneider P5 or Rock Creek 5R?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by slickyboyboo, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    Which barrel would you use for a custom built hunting rifle?
     
  2. texan79

    texan79 Well-Known Member

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    Hart, Bartlien, Krieger, or Spencer.
     

  3. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    Reference the title, none you listed were choices.
     
  4. royinidaho

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    My next barrel, gonna have ta rebarrel shortly, will be the Schneider polygonal, I suppose that could be the P5 if they make one that will finish 30" and fluted.

    If not it'll be a Pac Nor polygonal.
     
  5. Mikecr

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    Rock Creek in every respect.
    Cut rifled, radiused lands.

    Schneider 'polygonal' is nothing but radiused lands. Or,, worn button.
    Wouldn't surprise me from Schneider..
     
  6. Bob L.

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    I am very happy with my Rock Creek. I have a 30" on my 338edge. It shoots better than me and broke in and cleans very easily. I have a pic of my 338edge with the barrel in the gun photos forum.
    Bob
     
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    Forgive me for offering another option or my opinion.
     
  8. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    No harm done, I have just done my research, and had already eliminated your suggestions off my list, and am down to 2 choices. That way it makes it a tad more simple, choice #1 or #2.
     
  9. phorwath

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    Mike,
    Is Rock Creek still at the top of your list amongst all of the competing barrel manufacturers - at large? Just wondering.
     
  10. Blackhawk95

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    Ive had great results from Broughton 5C barrels, Krieger and Brux. and by the way Ill never by another Lilja.
     
  11. Mikecr

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    No Phorwath, Krieger and Borden are at the top of my list.
    But I have never seen a bad report on Rock Creek barrels, and they're cut rifled(which should be rewarded).

    I have seen personally, Schneider as incapable of getting a barrel order correct, and in demonstrating very poor professional standards and business ethics.
    With this, I wouldn't stop to urinate on a Schneider(if it were free)..

    So I vote RC
     
  12. slickyboyboo

    slickyboyboo Well-Known Member

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    Got a friend that built a custom with a Lilja, he could only get 3"-4" groups at 100, sent it back to Dan, and he didn't want to replace it. It was a huge hassle to get a new barrel. I won't ever own one.
     
  13. Blackhawk95

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    thats pretty much my same story. he tried to blame it on every thing but his crappy barrel. replaced it with a Broughton and have 0 problems since. If thats how he runs his business i cant belive he is still in business.. on top of that he's real jerk too.
     
  14. spitfire_er

    spitfire_er Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of Harts, but I recently built a hunting rifle in 243-06 Imp. Light varmint, 8 twist finished at 26". The photo is one of my first groups at 100 with 105 A-max's and Ramshot Powder. I threw the 5th shot up, but it still went 1/2". The first 4 went in the .3's. Top two holes were a 105 Amax and 100 gr Sierra test. The 105 Amax would have dropped right in there if I shot at my previous group.

    I've used Hart, Douglas, Shilen, Bartlein, Rock Creek and even an Adams & Benett. The Rock Creek is one of my top shooters in my hunting rifles.
     

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