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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 7stwnut, Jun 4, 2011.
Has anyone ever used a Schneider barrel? Caliber? Accuracy?
I've not yet owned one. Note, the key word is 'YET'!
They were popular among benchrest shooters back when I was doing it. Sounds like they still are good barrels.
Nothing better than a one hole barrel that cleans real easy too
Some competitors have used Schneider as well as Shilen barrels. They shoot just as accurate as current Brux, Border, Kreiger and Obermeyer barrels. Only problem I've heard about them is they wear out about twice as fast as Kreiger or Obermeyer barrels. Don't know what the barrel life is on Brux and Border barrels.
I have NEVER heard of Schneider wearing out twice as fast as ANY barrel maker, but do know that he has a contract with the military on suppling them with his barrels on some applications!!! I'm having Kampfeld Customs putting one on a 25-06 as I type!!!!!! Gary makes GREAT tubes that seems to pick up quite a few fps over some I have and seen!!!
Well then, you just did.
I'm sure there are things you haven't heard about Schneider, other than the hype you wanna hear...
I have one that shoots 'ok', it came with a gun, nothin special.
But having been screwed by Gary(who couldn't get an order right if his life depended on it), I would never again order one.
Too many better barrelmakers out there.
Thanks for the feedback gang. Their shop is a hundred miles from my house, so I thought it would be nice to order the barrel in person so they would understand exactly what I want. I think I will skip it and go elsewhere.
To each his own ;-)
Popapi, you mentioned the following after reading my post that those barrels wore out fast:
To which I replied:
Which means you just heard (or, more correctly, read) it from me.
Then you replied back:
The only proof I have is what I've posted above. If you've forgot that, I'm sorry. So reread what's already been shown on your computer screen then try to remember what you've read.
I don't know what else I can do to prove you've heard (read?) those barrels wear out faster than others.
Whom ever you HEARD from that Schneiders barrels wear OUT TWICE as fast as others ask them how so, and are they shooting Schneiders barrels TWICE as much............. .
considering that the vast majority of stainless barrels are cut from 416 stainless steel (there are a small few that are using 17PH4 rearc melt and 15-5 [not sure about the complete alloy number on the 15-5]). The only real difference in the 416 steel used is the sulphur content. The more sulphur; the easier it is to machine. But you don't want a lot of sulphur in a gun barrel. I have not seen a Schneider barrel in quite a few years, and I doubt that Mr. Schneider uses an alloy with a lot of sulphur in the blend. He probably wouldn't tell us anyway! I never saw a Schnieder barrel pit much, and this tells me he uses a low sulphur steel. Schnieder does a fine barrel!