Which brand barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by directtim, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. directtim

    directtim Member

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    Guys, if you were going to gather parts and have a smith build you your idea rifle what brand barrel would you go with? Im thinking of a 300WM or 300WSM in a Stiller action. Also how do you determine the length and how does a brake play a factor in the length? Thanks for your help.
     
  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I would go with a Brux, its basically a kreiger that costs less and they offer that sweet interupted fluting. as for the other questions i dont know the answer to either.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Hart or Broughton, Sendero contour, 28" plus brake. I would go with a JP brake.

    Jeff
     
  4. jose wales

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    I would try Mcgowen Barrels. If you have any questions they will help ansewer any questions you may have. They are my first choice and as far as a muzzle brake try a Vias out of Texas. As for barrel length start at 26 because in the old days most Mag rifles had a 26 inch barrel but to many people did't like a barrel that long. it's your choice..
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Lilja # 6 contour (.750" muzzle) 28+" (you can always shorten it later if it does not work out - you can always take out but not add :rolleyes:), 1:10 twist + muzzle brake (Bennie Cooley, Muscle, Fat bastard, Noreen , etc ...)

    Good luck!
     
  6. Alan Griffith

    Alan Griffith Well-Known Member

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    So many good barrels to choose from. I've got/had/used, all very successfully; Lilja, Broughton, Krieger, Pacnor and Bartlein.

    Alan
     
  7. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Schneider, Krieger, or Bartlein if it was me. If you look at competitive shooting results that will give you a idea of who makes the best barrels. Schneider isn't there nearly as much as the other two but I've personally had really good luck with the 10 or so barrels I've used from him. Another bonus with Schneider is he is 6 weeks out as of a couple weeks ago when I ordered a barrel from him. The other 2 are closer to 6 months unless you buy it from a stocking dealer.

    Depending on the make of the brake they will typically add 1 1/2 to 2 1/2" to the overall length of the barrel.
     
  8. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    My last two customs are both Stiller Short Actions, chambered in 6.5WSM & 7mm-RSAUM. Both are wearing Obermeyer 5R barrels, Boots taught several of our current barrel manufacturers the ropes of the game. That kind of experience is hard to argue with. My first full tilt custom in 6-284 wears a SS Krieger, which I adore to this day. I really want to try a Schneider Polygonal.... LongRifles Inc (my 'smith) loves Brux barrels...

    Point is: If you stick with the top end manufacturers, you won't get hurt & more than likely, you won't be able to tell the difference either :rolleyes:

    Check out the below link, these guys are sponsors here & I have had outstanding luck with Greg. They STOCK Rock Creek, Obermeyer, Brux & Kreiger.... no waiting (for the ones they have:D).



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