New Barrel

tweek1142

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I'm wanting to upgrade my 300WSM with a new barrel. It will be a rifle that i will walk with so i don't want a heavy barrel. the #4 contour is attractive. I've been on douglas and shilen websites. the price of the douglas is attractive but am i getting what i pay for? I will also be installing a muscle brake on it in the future. what would you guys/gals recommend.
 

J E Custom

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I'm wanting to upgrade my 300WSM with a new barrel. It will be a rifle that i will walk with so i don't want a heavy barrel. the #4 contour is attractive. I've been on douglas and shilen websites. the price of the douglas is attractive but am i getting what i pay for? I will also be installing a muscle brake on it in the future. what would you guys/gals recommend.


I personally have not had very good luck with Douglas barrels. I have had good luck with Shilen
however.

The select match is the way to go with Shilen (There best).

You definitely get what you pay for, and a premium barrel ends up being cheeper because of
your chance of having a real shooter. the machine work cost the same on a cheep barrel as a
premium barrel so put your money on a premium ( They are normally about $100.00 dollars
in difference. )

There are 5 or 6 other top barrel brands.

J E CUSTOM
 

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I chose a 26" fluted Hart barrel + a Mini Muscle Brake, #4 contour for my 300WSM. All finnished up it weighs about what my Factory Winchester Classic weighs.

It's also a lot lighter than a factory Browning Safari BAR!!

I know it wasn't on your short list but Hart barrels are Top notch barrels, & well worth looking into if your of a mind to
 

J E Custom

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are
Brux
Bartline
Kreiger
Benchmark
Lilja
Hart
Obermeyer

some of the other good barrels?


Yes.

I have my own order of preference (But so does everyone else) based own my experiences.

They are ;
Lilja
Krieger
Hart
And other premium barrel you have listed .

I dont use any pre chambered barrels because if not done right they can and often do screw
up the chamber,rendering a good barrel useless.

J E CUSTOM
 

crazyhorse

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I have one with a pacnor barrel that shoots great. Just because of the good reviews and wanting to try another brand, I have a benchmark on the way.
 

deadlift

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Thanks for the good words guys!!
If anyone has questions/concerns about Benchmark's barrels give me a call at the shop 360-652-2594.
Or pm me here. I'm gonna be at SHOT till sat but I will be checking my mail and getting on LRH.
But who ever you choose to make your barrel, congrats on the build and keep shooting!
Chris
Benchmark Barrels
 

tweek1142

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what contour would you guys recommend for a walking rifle. I want the best of both worlds...if that is possible. whats the Sendaro Contour like?
 

7stw

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what contour would you guys recommend for a walking rifle. I want the best of both worlds...if that is possible. whats the Sendaro Contour like?

You can walk around with a # 4 Brux, and the sendero contour is a little too much to carry any distance. I have done it, but if you get a deer, you put the deer on your back, and drag the gun. If your distance is reasonable, the sendero contour isn't too bad, but the 4 would be better. IMHO.
 

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