what barrel ??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Freedom2live, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Freedom2live

    Freedom2live Banned

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    Hello there folks , hope all is well. I have a ruger m77 .243 tang saftey made 1978. Shoots very accurate using 95 gr. Sst hornady. I been wondering on hart barrels in ny, what's there reputation. ??? I am looking for a 1.25 heavy contour 28" ss barrel twist 1-8.. To shoot my reloads which are berger 105 hunting match vld imr 4831 41.3 gr. Bullet not seated into case. COAL of 2.955.. That's what am shooting currently. Would hart be able to set up my rifle ?? Remove & replace
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Hart makes a darned good barrel, I use them as my "go to' supplier for blanks. As for your chambering requirements, you'd have to ask them.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

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    Rock Creek makes some really nice barrels, too.
     
  4. Kurt

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    bartlein or rock
     
  5. Freedom2live

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    I checked rock creek and they look like they want out of business . I won't be taking any chances. I want a reputation with an achieved gunsmith. I ll look around for a bit but tending towards old fashion hart
     
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    A very reputable builder out of GA is my friend's brother. He's also a former Army sniper, and still teaches at the Army Sniper School @ Ft Benning. Just a few months back he was recommending Mike's (Rock Creek) barrels... Not saying they are not out of business, b/c this economy can get anyone, but it would have had to have been a recent closing. He also said that Rock Creeks are the only barrels he'll put on any of his rifles, unless you pay for another brand up front, then he will order you whatever you want.

    I'll check with him to see if they still are in business, b/c this has now piqued my curiosity.
     
  7. Kurt

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    You might need to look a little harder they are not out of business. It depends on what you are looking for the best or good enough. Go look on www.bugholes.com and there you will find the best bbl makers.
     
  8. Freedom2live

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    Will do
     
  9. roninflag

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    i have one hart and several kriegers. the hart is a good one .
     
  10. Freedom2live

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    You know that's it am sticking to hart.. Calling in tomorrow morning.. Thanks everyone
     
  11. shortgrass

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    Rock Creek isn't taking orders and Bartlein is 6-8 months behind and sometimes longer. Doesn't mean those are so much better than some of the other custom makers,,, just further behind with production. Some will insist brand X is better than brand Y or Z and it all boils down to personal bias. Fact usually isn't associated with their decision. ALL the major custom barrel makers make an excellent 'tube'. I've been fitting and chambering custom barrels for 21 years now. There are some brands I don't use, but not because they're "not good",,, because I don't care for their business practices. Remember, accuracy isn't totaly dependent on who made the barrel (as long as it came from a quality maker to begin with). Who did the fitting and chambering plays a big role, as does the choice of components for ammo,, how the rifle is 'stocked', whether the rifle wears a quality scope or not, and most of all ,,,, the "nut behind the trigger".
     
  12. Freedom2live

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    Mr.grass please feel free to not hold back. Who won't you use ??? . You also said your in the business of clambering and lapping, with who are you associated with ???. Knowledge is power and I need it
     
  13. shortgrass

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    My 'handle' is "shortgrass", because I live in a area known as the shortgrass prairie. Seems most have heard of the 'tallgrass prairie' but only a few have heard of the 'shortgrass prairie". Pm sent, as I don't care to list companies by name, in a negitive light, on an open forum. After all, it would just be my opinion.:cool:
     
  14. Freedom2live

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    Okay now am freaking confused. I thought hart was in ny. Who is Rw hart in pa ??? Look like the same company???