Douglas vs McGowan for re barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tbrice23, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,214
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    I'd like to know if anyone has had experiences in the accuracy, quality and or service if these two re barreling services/ barrel smiths.
    I desperately need to re barrel a Vanguard "moa range certified" (lmfao). It's chambered in 270 win. and will probably re barreled in 270 win. since I have a lifetime supply of fully prepared brass dies and 1000s of 270 bullets.
    Any input is appreciated.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. rickdavis81

    rickdavis81 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    167
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    I've used both Douglas and mcgowen barrels. I installed both of them myself but I was impressed with the quality of both.
     
  3. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    878
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2012
    Never owned a Douglas that I'm aware of. I do own two McGowans, one in a 300 Win Mag that is very accurate and the other is a 45 caliber Smokless Muzzleloader and it is accurate also with the exception is the bullets, Berger does not make a bullet in 45 caliber LOL
     
  4. truck driver

    truck driver Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    139
    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    I own two Douglas barrels one that a Smith installed on a M725 action that shoots bug holes and the other is a muzzle loader barrel I used to hand build a Southern Mountain rifle which also is a great shooter, good enough for head shots on gray squirrels.
    I too would like to know more on the rebarrel service provided by both companies especially Douglas.lightbulb
     
  5. tbrice23

    tbrice23 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,214
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    I know that Douglas does Rockwell hardness check and always squares the face of the action. McGowan charges for squaring but don't know if they check hardness. With the squaring charge by McGowan they both charge about the same for SS re barreling.
    I have talked to Douglas a couple of times and they're always patient an informative with my questions. I've tried to call McGowan and never got through. Thats about all I know.