E R Shaw Barrels

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  1. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    I would use them for anything but a match rifle.

    for 300yds--no problem, go for it.

    might as well get the cool helicle flute while you are at it!!

    JB
     
  2. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    I have had 3 of these barrels and they shoot very good could hit 12 oz. coke can filled with water at 500 yds. with each of them, that is with no wind.
     
  3. ackleyguy

    ackleyguy Well-Known Member

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    I live about 1/2 hour away from E.R. Shaw...Have been to the plant several times...and have used 5 or 6 of their barrels...For your intended use they will work fine...Buy it and dont worry about it. The barrels that I had ...all were fairly accurate, in fact one in .358 that I used for a 35 Whelen AI. would shoot 225 Sierra BT'S Under a inch @ 200(3 shots) at 2750 F/SeC... hmmm come to think of it, WHY in the hell did I trade that thing??? Enjoy your new barrel. [​IMG]
     
  4. Homer

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    What's your opinion of the quality & service of these barrels. I have a model 7 that I want rebarreled to 20" stainless 308. Will use it for whitetails at max 300 yds but most shots will be 50 yds or under. Price is around $ 275 and I thought that wasn't bad.
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    I will ask simple question.

    Why pay $275 for ER Shaw when for same money you can have a Hart, Lilja, Spencer, Broughton, or Krieger?

    BH
     
  6. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...bounty hunter asked the right question, definitely never pick a shaw over the ones he mentioned, anytime for the same money...
     
  7. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    for 275 that must have had some fluting/fitting something--I didnt think their barrels were that expensive [​IMG] more info!!

    was 275 just for a sporter barrel blank?

    BTW--tony boyer just used douglas barrels at the super shoot, so you might consider that for your economical barrel purchase. last time i checked, wholesale on a douglass SS match was 200$

    FWIW,
    JB

    JB
     
  8. Mysticplayer

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    A quick visit to the ER Shaw site will show that at $275 it is installed and finished.

    The cost of a match barrel is that much and you still need to install and finish. Total bill could be closer to $650. for a short range hunting rifle, a bit much.

    I have used Adams&Bennet barrels and they have all been sub MOA shooters. So there are many economical barrels for the shorter range hunter.

    The only thing that I have heard as a negative for Shaw is that they can be very slow. You would want to ask about turnaround time before sending stuff away.

    Jerry
     
  9. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Thanks jerry--I thought so. That is a great deal!

    good luck with the new barrel!

    JB
     
  10. BountyHunter

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    Jerry

    If your smith is charging $375 to chamber and thread you need to find a new smith now! Mine will be happy to do it and increase his prices and still charge you less than $650.

    My SS 30" Spencer that is 1.875 inches tapered to 1.5 chambered and installed was still less than that. The blank cost $450 due to large diameter.

    Most reputable smiths charge $135-$175 max for chambering and threading.

    OK for another $50, blue the chrome moly barrel.

    However, if for a hunting gun and chambered, blued and installed, $250 is reasonable. But not for just barrel.

    BH
     
  11. Mysticplayer

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    bountyhunter, the difference would be for install, finish, and bluing. That number of course varies depending on the action, the cost of the barrel, the amount of work needed and the type of finish. But it is pretty close. One cost that is often overlooked is postage. With the weight of our toys that can add up too.

    Jerry
     
  12. OKIE2

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    What caliber was you doing this with and what bullet?
    I have had 3 of their barrels too.
     
  13. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    +1

    The best recommendation I can make is Go on line and look at the acceptance tolerance
    for each barrel maker.

    You will find that some have a max tolerance of .0001. others .0003 and the rest have
    different grades ranging from .0005 to .0007 max.

    One of the reasons I use a lot of Lilja barrels is that he only makes one quality barrel
    and it must be less than .0001 end to end and bore diameter.

    Lots of barrel makers produce barrels and then grade them based on how good they are
    and call the best select, and then match, then standard grade and are usually less than
    .0003 select, .0005 match and less than .0007 for a standard grade.

    But keep in mind that Factory barrels allow much more deviation in tolerance than the
    "Good" custom barrel makers.

    You get what you pay for when it comes to barrels !

    J E CUSTOM