LRH Team Member
- Dec 9, 2020
- Social Circle, GA
I wouldnt even waste my time on a custom barrel that looked like that, the smith at minimum shouldn't have even chambered it.
I wouldn't do any work on a barrel without first scoping it out.I’ve had quite a few barrels over the years from Hart, Schneider, Bartlien. Krieger, Rock, Douglas, Proof and a few more I’m sure. Don’t own a bore scope and never checked. They’ve all shot. Not sure I wanna start checking now. I do have a McGowen coming. Got me thinking Maybe I should hurry up and invest in that bore scope. Haha
I'm not saying a barrel with tool marks won't shoot its the copper fouling thats the problem. I dont buy a custom barrel to have to clean it like a factory barrel.
Last time I looked McGowan was even close to half the costs of othersI agree with that. I guess my question arises in regards to the cost savings and what’s sacrificed with that savings. If McGowens, Criterion’s cost the same as a Bartliens, kreigers, Harts etc, folks would probably just buy the Bartlien and Krieger. Should you hold a barrel that costs 1/2 the price be to the same standards?
Mcgowen is in thecsame town i live, ive never owned one and never will.
Few years ago I guy rented a reamer from me that was having Mcgowen do a barrel for him I told him I would just drop the reamer off, after days of leaving messages telling them I wanted to drop the reamer off and were they were located so I could I finally Google the address and it was wrong. Finally somebody answered the phone I told the guy I Google the address but it was wrong his response " " not my fault" WTH so I told him suppose all the messages I left wasn't his fault either, went downhill from there. Such an ARROGANT *** I will never go back.
Last time I looked McGowan was even close to half the costs of others