McGowen or Hart Rebarrel

4thefunofit

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2021
Messages
48
Location
MS
I believe I paid around $330-ish for my last Hart Barrel. Right in-line with the other premium barrel Makers.

McGowen is about $100-$110 less
Just checked my order. Total cost of my McGowen to the door and ready for the receiver, including shipping and handling, was $467. I think, like everything else, they've gone up a little since then.
 

StanleyActual

Well-Known Member
LRH Team Member
Joined
Jul 9, 2021
Messages
511
Location
Idaho
Just checked my order. Total cost of my McGowen to the door and ready for the receiver, including shipping and handling, was $467. I think, like everything else, they've gone up a little since then.

Was that chambered or a blank? I just got the invoice for my barrel from McGowen
lastnight and it totaled $235.00.
 

John Zambetti

Active Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2019
Messages
31
Location
Boulder City,Nv
The picture that I posted was a replacement barrel from McGowan. The first barrel that I ordered, was never crowned and was just as bad. I have to admit, this was the first time I ever attempted to build a rifle, and it was quite a learning experience , and I was quite naïve. I had to send the first barrel back for throat issues and after I got the barrel back from them and was able to finally get the muzzle brake off is when I noticed it was never crowned. I had paid to have it crowned. McGowan’s whole argument the whole time was the timeframe that I had the barrel. Due to Covid, my range was closed for six months and then I had an elk hunt the following month, so I didn’t get started or finished this project for a while. There is no excuse for their poor workmanship and arrogant attitude. I posted this hoping no else makes the same mistake. Pictures are from the first barrel.
 

Attachments

  • 86150769-F19F-4FAB-8257-D35951043B03.jpeg
    86150769-F19F-4FAB-8257-D35951043B03.jpeg
    53.7 KB · Views: 23
  • 5CA4ABF8-7F7B-4429-9518-4C4C72CCC2DF.jpeg
    5CA4ABF8-7F7B-4429-9518-4C4C72CCC2DF.jpeg
    53.1 KB · Views: 25

4thefunofit

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2021
Messages
48
Location
MS
The picture that I posted was a replacement barrel from McGowan. The first barrel that I ordered, was never crowned and was just as bad. I have to admit, this was the first time I ever attempted to build a rifle, and it was quite a learning experience , and I was quite naïve. I had to send the first barrel back for throat issues and after I got the barrel back from them and was able to finally get the muzzle brake off is when I noticed it was never crowned. I had paid to have it crowned. McGowan’s whole argument the whole time was the timeframe that I had the barrel. Due to Covid, my range was closed for six months and then I had an elk hunt the following month, so I didn’t get started or finished this project for a while. There is no excuse for their poor workmanship and arrogant attitude. I posted this hoping no else makes the same mistake. Pictures are from the first barrel.
Your experience with them and their product is unfortunate. My experience with them has been somewhat different than yours. The only "issue" being that after firing my cases were showing a tiny indentation which I wrongly attributed to a defect in the chamber. Their lead smith looked at the photo and suggested the problem might be due to the ejection cycle. I discovered, after blocking the case from snapping out, that he was correct. They were both timely and professional, and I have no complaints. I only hope when I'm finished with the breakin procedure that mine shoots as well as other people say theirs do. I'll let you know.
attachment (3).jpg
IMG_0592.JPG
 
Last edited:

DJ Fergus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 25, 2015
Messages
3,023
The picture that I posted was a replacement barrel from McGowan. The first barrel that I ordered, was never crowned and was just as bad. I have to admit, this was the first time I ever attempted to build a rifle, and it was quite a learning experience , and I was quite naïve. I had to send the first barrel back for throat issues and after I got the barrel back from them and was able to finally get the muzzle brake off is when I noticed it was never crowned. I had paid to have it crowned. McGowan’s whole argument the whole time was the timeframe that I had the barrel. Due to Covid, my range was closed for six months and then I had an elk hunt the following month, so I didn’t get started or finished this project for a while. There is no excuse for their poor workmanship and arrogant attitude. I posted this hoping no else makes the same mistake. Pictures are from the first barrel.
I'm sorry about the experience you had. Thank you for sharing this. I have a green mountain barrel. It doesn't look as good as one of the top tier barrels but it doesn't look anywhere that bad.
 
Top