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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Gator26, Aug 7, 2009.
shilen, douglas,kreigerwho makes the better barrel
What caliber? IMO in order of best to worst kreiger, schillen, douglass. That is unless you are talking 22 barrels then I would give schillen the nod. I have been having good luck with Brux and Bartleins also.
The Kreiger is a cut rifled barrel. Douglas and Shilen are button rifled.
I'd say that the Kreiger is a level above the Douglas and Shilen.
I'd also say that Douglas and Shilen are about equal. I have both, and they shoot very well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy any of them.
There are lots of good barrels available and depending on what you like ( Buttoned or cut
rifling)the choices are Badger,Bartlin,Broughton,Border,Brux,Douglas,Hart,Kreiger,Lawton,
Lothar walther,Lilja, Packnor,and shilen. That I can Think Of.
Cut rifling or buttoned does not matter if the barrel maker holds the tolerance .It is just a
different way of making barrels. I have had both and when they are right they are both
good. Hammer forging is another way to make a barrel but it is expensive.
It really boils down to what you prefer based on cost,quality and delivery time.
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