First serious long range rifle

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Elkeater, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about building a 6mm creedmore. I have a rem 700 SA in 22-250 That I'm going to use to start. Looking at either a bartlein or krieger barrel.

    Anyone have any thoughts on bartlein barrels. I know kriegers have a great reputation but I'm not real familiar with bartlein l.
     
  2. martinakl

    martinakl Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    You'll get a few opinions on who is #1. But, in my opinion, Bartlein is the #1 barrel maker right now. People do have their favorites. Never read a bad thing about a Bartlein. Never read a bad thing about Krieger either. You can't go wrong with either of those two. At the end of the day, when the rifle is build, you'd probably never be able to tell the difference between the two.

    I'd buy either, especially if I found what I wanted in stock (contour, twist rate). Bugholes.com has a bunch of both in stock (6mm).

    Maybe ask the rifle builder who they use. Thats frequently suggested on this site.
     
  3. Buck300

    Buck300 Well-Known Member

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    My gunsmith uses Brux barrels on his personal rifles.
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Broughton
    Rock Creek
    Brux
    Bartlien
    Krieger
    Hart
    I have used them all. Can’t go wrong with any of them, but it seems all my rifles at press carry Broughton.
    If your only choices are Bartlein or Krieger, flip a coin.
    What will be more important is who chambers it for you.
     
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  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Agreed!
     
  6. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the opinions. Looks like maybe the biggest hurdle for me will be finding a good gunsmith to do the work.

    What's the thoughts on grayboe stocks. I'm on a budget here. You know wife two kids that deal. I'm not looking for a match rifle to compete with just a solid rifle capable of shooting antelope at 600 yards.
     
  7. Buck300

    Buck300 Well-Known Member

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    Worst place to skimp, the barrel and the person who CHAMBERS it.
     
  8. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt Well-Known Member

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    Following
     
  9. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    if you rebarrel a rem 700 lr ( heavy ) ; or a sendero (lighter) you are right there. my senderos have Krieger barrels. depends on weight; the senderos are more money the lr are heavier.
     
  10. BHC

    BHC Well-Known Member

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    I saw a document one time that showed Bartlein was used frequently by a lot of F class shooters. Hope I said that correct as I don't know paper target nomenclature that well, lol. I personally shoot a Shilen barrel with good results. I think you'd be good with a Bartlein or the others mentioned. Do a 5R and let her rip. Good luck
     
  11. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    When you look at 300-600 benchrest PRS F class results Bartlein is the highest percentage right now. Add in Tony Boyer shooting them makes Bartlein the first choice
     
  12. Idaho5r

    Idaho5r Well-Known Member

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    I had a new Bartlein 6MM 1-7.5 5r barrel on a trued Remmy 700 stainless action this summer. My gunsmith chambered it for 6x47 Lapua. It's turned out to be the most accurate rifle I own... I'll gladly buy another........ Idaho-5r
     
  13. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    Ok you all convinced me. Bartlein it is. Going with a sendero contour. 26" 1-7.5 twist. That should stabilize the heavier 105 grain bullets.
     
  14. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    The company I'm gonna have so the work uses bartlein barrels on all their rifles too.