Time for a new barrel

Trnelson

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The time has come to replace the barrel on my 6.5-06 built on a savage LA. I am going 6.5-06AI. I'm hoping to get a pre-chambered pipe of at least 28". I love the 140 berger vld hunting bullet so 1 in 8 twist. Weight isn't a concern, I'm not toting this weapon around. My question is which maker? Opinions please....
 

RockZ

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Contact Northlander on savage shooters.com.
He is good to work with and can get you a barrel from shilen,McGowan,or Krieger criterion.
Prices are different for each and all are good barrels.
 

KurtB

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Assuming you don't have enough barrel shank to simply set back and clean up old throat with the AI, I would go Hart. My 8 twist 6.5-06 shoots the Berger 140 very well and seem to be a real nice tube.
 

Trnelson

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My current barrel is a 9 twist that only shoots the 140's well when I load close to max. To stabilize fully. Definitely going with at least an 8 twist. I'd also like a to have a couple more inches of barrel to find all the velocity I can find accurately. Any strong opinions on stainless vs not???
 

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