X-CALIBER BARREL 6.5 creedmoor savage 11 first build

turkn8r1

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Long story short picked up a Mod 11 Savage 6.5 creedmoor for $150 (Thought I was getting a great deal). Well I did kinda. I noticed the crown had a few imperfections but other than that it looked practically new. Put it on the range, best I can achieve is a 2" group with 4 different factory ammo's and hand loads up and down the scale with multiple different projectiles. In the middle of all this re-crowned and polished crown with no noticeable improvement. I'm talking went to the wall with this thing. Different scope bases, different rings, different scopes. Even put it in a MDT LSS chassis. Now I'm determined. Ordered a 26" X-Caliber barrel sedero contour 1-8" twist with a free pepper pot brake. Said 6 to 8 weeks had it in 3 first good sign. Put it on the mod 11 action and head spaced 30 minutes start to finish. Remember this is my first attempt. By the way Google and you tube can and will get you in trouble as in trying this stuff. Put the original rail back on, original rings and scope. Back to the range. Took all the different stuff from before. Did the break in with Hornady Black ammo and Sweets copper solvent. No copper after 3 shots. O k now I'm starting to get impressed. I had bore sighted prior to first shot. Made adjustment off initial break in shots. 1/4" right of bull on rimfire target at 100. 1 click bullseye. The day got away from me but I did shoot 2 more 3 shot groups both 1/2 minute or less with the Black ammo. I can only say that my first experience has been a good one. With both the build and am very impressed with the X-Caliber barrel and the company.
 

waspocrew

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I have an X- Caliber barrel on my 22-250 AI and I've been very pleased with the results while fireforming brass. Glad to hear you've had a good experience as well!

For those contemplating one of their barrels, they are having an April sale for 25% off a barrel!
 

Walker2713

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May 7, 2012
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Location
Monroe
I'm also very satisfied with my X-Caliber barrels. All three are 6BRX, the first two were 1/7 twist but the latest on is a 29" 1/8.....I'm going to put it on in the next day or so. They're large shank Savage pre-fits and I've experienced excellent accuracy with the first two.

Back when I bought my first barrel from them there were no markings on it, and I questioned them about it...they thought it no big deal. Now I see on the latest barrel it's inscribed on the side of the barrel: 6BRX 1in 8/X-Caliber Barrels. Good for them!!
 

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