First serious long range rifle

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

  1. pburton

    pburton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    You will be happy with the Bartlein barrels. As far as Grayboe stocks, they are a good budget stock. I have two of them on a couple factory rifles. They are a bit heavy, but very rigid.
     
  2. Idaho5r

    Idaho5r Well-Known Member

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    Elkeater, yes, that 1-7.5 twist should work fine. I'm shooting Berger 105 Hybrid Targets in my 6x47L, & it does a fine job.... Good Luck with your new build! Idaho-5R
     
  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    The Bartlein I have on my newest rifle is averaging 1/4 moa at 800 yards...I’d say it shoots.
     
  4. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    Unless your looking to shoot some subsonic stuff or the 110smk or 115's from Berger or older DTAC an 8tw is more than enough especially a cut barrel for 105-108 class of slugs. Don't overlook the 107smk when you start shooting. Not quite as slick as a hybrid but they shoot very well also
     
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  5. hometownhero

    hometownhero Well-Known Member

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    I am using a 8 twist and shooting 105 vld a lot slower then the lapua will be shooting them. Unless you plan to shoot something heavier 8 twist is fine.
     
  6. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have used Krieger, Bartlein, and the other name brand barrels with good success. IMO, the chambering and load can be as much of a performance factor as the choice of barrel. Observing performances of shooters over a several year period in high volume/hot competition, it seems that the most notable have usually involved a Krieger barrel. My current Surgeon/Kreiger-Med Palma 26” in 6.5x47 used for competition is one of those “mystical” rifles that delivers exceptional performance accross the full spectrum of requirements(accuracy, ES, zero, shot count, temperature, etc)..... with very little effoert.
     
  7. stwcattle

    stwcattle Well-Known Member

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    First of all you going to like the 6 creedmoor. 1:7.5 twist Bartlein and 105 Berger's do the job in two of my 6 creedmoors. With that said, my most accurate rifle has a Proof barrel.
    Load or buy the Berger's. Copper Creek has excellent loaded ammunition i run in my hunting rifles. The 105 Hunting VLD Bergers are great for range practice, competition and devastating on game.
     
  8. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    Hope is to shoot the bergers. I'm really starting to get some things dialed with my idea of exactly what I want in this rifle. Figured I'd throw some ideas around on here while I deeply contemplated exactly what I want.

    I've settled on a 26" bartlein varmint contour barrel. A timney trigger, grayboe renegade stock, mesa precision m5 DBM, and a few other odds and ends like a better recoil lug, titanium firing pin, and I'm thinking of going with a Leupold vx-3i LR for the glass.
     
  9. Alaska2006

    Alaska2006 Well-Known Member

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    I purchased a Krieger a couple years ago and had Krieger do the clambering as well. They wouldn't flute the barrel and in fact stated if I had it flutes they wouldn't warranty the barrel. Without a doubt the most accurate and consistent rifle I own. I do have a twin to that rifle with a Brux 5 r that is slightly faster (about 35-50 fps) but it doesn't show the consistency of the Krieger. With that the Brux only took about 20-25 rounds to clean up where the Krieger was closer to 60 rounds before the copper issues resolved. I'm running Berger 215s in both and yes I did have both fluted.
     
  10. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to get a Bartlein for my latest build but waiting 8 months vs 3 at Krieger, I just stuck with Krieger. PRS blog shows some interesting trends in barrel manuf preferences.
     
  11. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    You can get a Bart at a lot of places today with a credit card. Bullets.com Amazon, bugholes and that's off the top of my head
     
  12. hunterdan

    hunterdan Active Member

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    I have been hearing a lot of good things about Benchmark Barrels. Any Reviews on those? Thx
     
  13. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    Even though the OP has made up his mind...or his smith did for him, I can't disagree. I have used Krieger's and even have an X-Caliber one as well. All the barrels give super consistent velocities compared to factory barrels and accuracy is crazy good. If you were on a budget, there are other good barrel manufactures out there.