low cost barrel blanks

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  1. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Would like info on low cost barrel blanks.
    Stainless or moly.
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Here is a good list to start with. Bauska has listed some prices that I find to be unbelievably low whan compared to other makers. Give them a call and see what they say.


    Badger Barrels, P.O. Box 417, 8407 196th Ave., Bristol, WI 53104; (262) 857-6950; www.badgerbarrelsinc.com
    Bauska Barrels,105 9th Avenue West, Kalispell, MT 59901; (406) 753-7706
    BlackStar AccuMax Barrels, 11501 Brittmore Park Dr., Houston, TX 77041; (281) 721-6040; www.blackstar-barrels.com
    Bushmaster Firearms/Quality Parts Co., (800) 998-SWAT; www.bushmaster.com
    Butler Creek Corp., 290 Arden Dr., Belgrade, MT 59714; (406) 388-1356, (800) 423-8327; www.butler-creek.com
    Carter's Gun Shop, 225 "G" St., Penrose, CO 81240; (719) 372-6240
    Christensen Arms, 385 N. 3050 East, St. George, UT 84790; (435) 674-9535; www.christensenarms.com
    Clark Custom Guns, Inc., 336 Shoot Out Lane, Princeton, LA 71067; (318) 949-0072; www.clarkcustomguns.com
    Cryo-Accurizing, 2101 East Olive, Decatur, IL 62526; (217) 423-3070; www.300below.com
    Delta Force, 215 S. Washington St., El Dorado, AR 71730; (870) 862-4772; www.deltaforce.com
    Douglas Barrels, 5504 Big Tyler Rd., Charleston, WV 25313-1398; (304) 776-1341; http://benchrest.com/douglas/
    Federal Arms, 7928 University Ave. N.E., Fridley, MN 55432; (763) 780-8780; www.gzanders.com/manu/fa.html
    Getz Barrel Co., P.O. Box 88, Beavertown, PA 17813; (717) 658-7263
    Green Mountain Rifle Barrels, Inc., 153 West Main St., Conway, NH 03818; (603) 447-1095; www.gmriflebarrel.com
    Gun Parts Corp., 226 Williams Lane, West Hurley, NY 12491; (914) 679-2417; www.gunpartscorp.com
    Hart Rifle Barrels, Inc., 1690 Apulia Road, Lafayette, NY 13084; (315) 677-9841; www.hartbarrels.com
    Hastings Barrels, 320 Court St., Clay Center, KS 67432; (785) 632-3169; www.hastingsbarrels.com
    H-S Precision, Inc., 1301 Turbine Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701; (605) 341-3006; www.hsprecision.com
    Kogot, 410 College Ave., Trinidad, CO 81082; (719) 846-9406
    Kolar Shotgun Barrels, 1925 Roosevelt Ave., Racine, WI 53406; (414) 554-0800; www.kolararms.com
    Krieger Barrels, Inc., N114 W18697 Clinton Dr., Germantown, WI 53022; (414) 255-9593; www.kriegerbarrels.com
    Labounty Precision Reboring, 7968 Silver Lake Rd., Maple Falls, WA 98266; (360) 599-2047
    London Guns Ltd., Box 3750, Santa Barbara, CA 93130; (805) 683-4141; www.londonguns.com
    McGowen Rifle Barrels, 5961 Spruce Lane, St. Anne, IL 60964; (815) 937-9816
    McMillan Rifle Barrels, P.O. Box 3427, Bryan, TX 77805; (979) 690-3456
    Morrison Precision Barrels, 6719 Calle Mango, Hereford, AZ 85615; (520) 978-3754
    Paragon Sales & Service, Inc., P.O. Box 2022, Joliet, IL 60434; (815) 725-9212
    E.R. Shaw, 5312 Thoms Run Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017; (412) 221-4343
    Shilen, Inc., 205 Metro Park Blvd., Ennis, TX 75119; (972) 875-5318; www.shilen.com
    Small Arms Mfg. Co., 5312 Thoms Run Rd., Bridgeville, PA 15017; (412) 221-4343
    SSK Industries, 721 Woodvue Lane, Wintersville, OH 43952; (740) 264-0176; www.sskindustries.com
    Tennessee Valley Mfg., P.O. Box 1175, Corinth, MS 38834; (601) 286-5014
    Wells Sports Store, (520) 445-3655; http://home.earthlink.net/~debpedersen/barrels.html
    Wilson's Gun Shop, P.O. Box 578, Berryville, AR 72616; (870) 545-3618, (800) 955-4856;www.wilsoncombat.com
  3. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Thank you Crispin. I will check these out.
  4. Mysticplayer

    Mysticplayer Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Sniper2, I have personally used two Adams & Bennett barrels from Midway and can say they shoot very well. The interior finish is a little rough but handlapping and some shooting smooths things out very well. Both have shot groups that would be considered match quality. These are the lest expensive barrels on the market right now.

    Another inexpensive set of barrels but only in 30cal is offered through "guns and stuff" (gunsnstuff.net).

    ER Shaw and Montana Rifleman make many inexpensive barrels. MR barrels are also supposed to be hand lapped during finishing so interior quality could be good. From the people that I have talked to that have used the MR barrels, they seem to shoot too. One of the few "inexpensive" makers that offer barrels over 30".

    It boils down to the accuracy level you want. The barrels above will all shoot sub MOA but if competing in BR, these barrels will not cut it. For a LR hunting rig out to 1000yds, they could work just fine. Beyond that, I want BR type accuracy.

    You can also look at Numrich arms for more barrel blanks.

  5. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Thank you Jerry!! I am not looking for sub-min accuracy,a friend and I have recently purchased a lathe and we were looking for something inexpensive to practice with.Later we will upgrade to some that will shoot.
  6. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2003
    PRACTICE...check with any local gunsmith--im sure they have some take-offs thay would part with for 50$ or less

    i know RW Hart always has take-offs for sale.

    i definately wouldnt buy a new blank for machining practice!!--unless you plan on then using it if it is any good.

  7. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2003
    Thanks JB we will consider this.Although we're not machinists we do have access to a couple and the barrels we thread will be usable, we just wanted to get a good buy on them.The take off barrels are a good idea and we will try that as well.
  8. Abol Bridge

    Abol Bridge New Member

    Sep 27, 2013
    Who would have 9mm barrel blanks?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
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  10. crankshaft

    crankshaft Member

    Jul 6, 2013
    Try ER Shaw. (Ershawbarrels.com) I think their $221 for a blank. I've had great success with them and their nice to deal with. Any problems with the barrel send it back and they'll replace it.
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2008
  12. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2010

    I have fixed a few dozen of their barrels that they sent out, botched chamber jobs, band treads, etc. The bad part is the customer sent their barrels back to them and they said they are fine. I wouldn't take a shaw barrel for free.
  13. Tarheelpwr

    Tarheelpwr Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2012