They aren’t being used in benchrest or f class from what I have seen
Maybe we should all have a look at the Benchmark Facebook page and see what their barrels have accomplished. They have been used in many shooting sports (predominately PRS/NRL) with much success. I have personally shot out a number for their barrels (both button and cut) and have been extremely happy with them. Additionally, if you call Benchmark you will encounter some of the friendliest and most knowledgable people in the industry. Their barrels are top shelf!!!I am sure they do. But for me, accuracy is accuracy. If the people that shoot for group size and score records aren’t using them, it won’t be my first choice.
Yeah they are. Cut or buttoned can be ordered from them. Looks like benchmark was being used quite a bit in PRS & NRL. Which I know is a different game than benchrest but it looks like they hung in there with bartlein, Krieger, & hawk hill as far as the winners circle.I'm pretty sure Benchmark is making cut rifled barrels now
I have long suspected that about some not really giving up the info on what barrel they are really shooting. Back when I used to fish alot, several fellows wouldn't divulge what lure/lures they was using when they one the tournament. They would have a rod on the deck with a lure tied to it just so they could say it was the lure they used to win with, while they would put the winning lure/lures out of sight. I can see the reasons why this would happen.Unless you actually put the barrel on the rifle the br guys are shooting you don't know exactly what they are using. You know what they say they are using. I put alot of barrels on from barrel companies most have never heard of and most of those guys will tell you it's a bartlein or kreiger. Some of the very best barrels are still made in one man shops. Just like one man gunsmiths. When the owner of the company is doing every step himself the qc is better because he is invested in his own company. Remember the old adage if you want something done right.
I've spun up some benchmarks and they have been stellar. I really think all the top barrel makers put out fantastic barrels and would personally put any of them on my customs. Hunting or match.