Bartlein on the way!

diderr

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It has been an expensive month thus far, and to top it all off I bought a Bartlein HV 30 cal 1-10 off Bug Holes tonight. I saw the quantity go from 4 to 1 from Monday til today, so I figured I'd grab the last one.
Anyone have first hand experience with these barrels? I have a Shilen Select on my 300WSM and it shoots great.
How much better quality is the Bartlein compared to the Shilen?:D
 

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It has been an expensive month thus far, and to top it all off I bought a Bartlein HV 30 cal 1-10 off Bug Holes tonight. I saw the quantity go from 4 to 1 from Monday til today, so I figured I'd grab the last one.
Anyone have first hand experience with these barrels? I have a Shilen Select on my 300WSM and it shoots great.
How much better quality is the Bartlein compared to the Shilen?:D
I don't know in comparison to Shilen, and it probably depends from barrel to barrel, but I can tell you that I have a 5r, 10 twist Bartlein that shoots bugholes in my 30/375 S.I.........Rich
 

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I don't know in comparison to Shilen, and it probably depends from barrel to barrel, but I can tell you that I have a 5r, 10 twist Bartlein that shoots bugholes in my 30/375 S.I.........Rich
Nice. Mines a 4 groove. My stock barrel from FN is also a 4 groove, and it's a shooter. I cant wait to see how they compare to the 6 groove barrels.
 

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Nice. Mines a 4 groove. My stock barrel from FN is also a 4 groove, and it's a shooter. I cant wait to see how they compare to the 6 groove barrels.
I've had 3, 4, 5, and 6 groove barrels in various manufacturers and my personal belief is the quality (uniformity and smoothness) of the bore is FAR more important than the number of grooves.......rich
 

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I've had 3, 4, 5, and 6 groove barrels in various manufacturers and my personal belief is the quality (uniformity and smoothness) of the bore is FAR more important than the number of grooves.......rich
+1 I've shot 5R and 4 groove barrels and have yet to see any difference in accuracy. A good barrel is a good barrel IMO.
 

TOM H

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It has been an expensive month thus far, and to top it all off I bought a Bartlein HV 30 cal 1-10 off Bug Holes tonight. I saw the quantity go from 4 to 1 from Monday til today, so I figured I'd grab the last one.
Anyone have first hand experience with these barrels? I have a Shilen Select on my 300WSM and it shoots great.
How much better quality is the Bartlein compared to the Shilen?:D
I never compare I used Bartlein 1/11 5r twist for a 30-06,Shilen 1/13 Ratchet rifling 4 groove for another 30-06,Kreiger 1/11.25 5r twist for a 300WSM,Broughton 1/12 twist 5c for another 300WSM,Lilja 1/11 twist for 30-338mag,300mag and 300Wby.

Good gunsmith and good barrel are great combination for accuracy.
 

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I tried to use mostly all Bartlien Barrels untill they became to hard to get, I don't think you will unhappy about your choice. Quality barrel straight clean chamber and you'll be on your way.

Good Luck
 

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