barrel question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Daniel Ludwig, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. Daniel Ludwig

    Daniel Ludwig Active Member

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    ok i have finally started aquiring parts to build my mauser action rifle, and since everyone said use a better barrel than the douglas i have been looking, and found i could get a Shilen blank in the contour and twist i want at a fair price. how does the Shilen match barrel compare to the Douglas XX Premium grade barrel? just so you know the rifle will be chambered in 30 '06AI, 26" #4 taper 10 twist.
    thanks,
    Daniel J. Ludwig
     
  2. Daniel Ludwig

    Daniel Ludwig Active Member

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    anyone have an opinion here?
     
  3. Bill D.

    Bill D. Active Member

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    Dan,
    Shilen's are good barrels. You have the start to a nice rifle. Kyle Brown has the 10 shot 1000 yard group world record. Shot with a 6BR in a Shilen barrel, so I guess they can be good. [​IMG]

    Bill

    [ 12-01-2004: Message edited by: Chuck Shooter ]
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    The Shilen barrel is better than the Douglas in what i have seen , but personaly I'd go with a Pac-nor if your wanting a cheaper barrel than say a Hart , Rock, or Kreiger.

    The PAc-Nor will be cheaper than the Shilen and just as good of quality if not better in my oppinion and you can get a 3 groove barrel which will not foul as fast as the 8 groove Shilen
    Prices start at $180 for a standard match grade CM barrel and go up to $240 for a super match stainless barrel
     
  5. Fiftydriver

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    Dan,

    If you get a Shilen barrel make sure it is a Shilen "Select Match" barrel and not a Match barrel. The standard match barrels have good bore finishes but are not top quality in consistancy. The Select Match barrels are the best barrels Shilen puts out.

    I would say the Shilen Select Match and the Douglas "Air Gauged" Premium Barrels are basically equal in quality.

    I would not class then with the Lilja, Kreiger or Hart barrels but they are quality barrels and the ones I have fitted and shot shoot well. They will generally shoot as well as the rifle is fitted.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)