Which barrel is good choice?? 195 bergers

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by paulatherton21, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'm looking to build a rifle for the 195 bergers... I usually use bartlein barrels. But the only barrels with 8 twist I can find are benchmark and krieger... I live in Pennsylvania and elevation is no more than 2000 feet so I think the 8 twist would be better than 8.5.... any input would b greatly appreciated.... even caliber choice? I was thinking a 7 rum would push them the fastest...
     
  2. dah605

    dah605 Well-Known Member

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    I got my 8 twist barrel from Hart near Syracuse, NY.

    -David
     
  3. .257rwr

    .257rwr Well-Known Member

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    They will make any twist you want for like 20$ extra
     
  4. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Yeah I wasn't going to order a barrel... just buy one from a dealer... so 8 or 8.5 are my options
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting a 8" twist 7mm Shilen I got from Midway...
     
  6. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Cool what kinda results u getting? Which caliber?
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/new-berger-7mm-158646/index2.html

    copied from the 195 eol thread.... post#583
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1114195

    Well.... we got the rifle over the Oehler 35 today.....


    The low was 2922 and the high was 2941 for the five shots over the chrono after the foulers. An x of 19 fps for 5 shots isn't that bad...

    I fired a .907" 200m group with her today...
    I put my Pops on the rifle to prove the load and he settled in for a .712" group at 200m after the barrel cooled from my groups.
     
  8. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to beat Krieger or Bartlein IMO.
     
  9. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Yeah.... I don't know much about benchmark... I found a krieger in 26"... but I was leaning towards 28"
     
  10. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Did you try Bruno's and 3rd Generation for Kriegers?
     
  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    I don't have hands on experience with them but Benchmark barrels are good.

    Lilja makes them in 1:8" (even in 1:7") in 3-groove >>> Calibers and Twist Rates - Lilja

    Standard length for their blanks is 28" and finished at 27" but order longer for an extra charge.

    I have a 30" Lilja barrel with 1:8" 3-groove in my .270 AI that is quite the shooter using 165/175 Matrix VLDs and it stays very clean/hardly fouls.

    Good luck!
     
  12. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Brux will do a 1-8 twist!
     
  13. paulatherton21

    paulatherton21 Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I'd like to find a barrel that finishes 28"... I don't want to order ... trying to throw something together before hunting season... I'll probably end up going with a benchmark #6 27" finish.... that's about all I can find
     
  14. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    Third Generation has a 28" Medium Palma (basically the same as a Sendero) Krieger. It's only a few ounces heavier that a #6. That's what I'd buy if it was me.