• Barrel Reviews

    by Published on 02-10-2014 12:16 AM
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    I always seem to be thinking about the next project rifle and this time I wanted to do something more double duty than usual so I built the rifle to be a target rifle out to 600 yards plus a varmint rifle if the opportunity ever presents itself. ...
    Published on 09-04-2011 01:07 AM
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    A new shooting season has come and my old Shilen Ratchet rifled barrel was at 1000 rounds fired, but it was still shooting well. Even so I thought maybe it was time to re-chamber it or try a new barrel, but anything that would follow it would really have to be super impressive. I noticed this year that Northland Shooters Supply was offering a new line of barrels. At first I sarcastically thought “Wow, another new barrel maker!” but I then noticed that the barrel was from the makers of Krieger and this sparked my interest. I have owned several Krieger barrels in the past and they have always proven to be a top notch barrel.
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    Published on 02-17-2011 02:15 AM
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    Standard rifling on left, Ratchet Twist on right.

    Needing a new barrel for my long range Savage I decided to go with a Shilen barrel - but not the normal six groove rifled barrel, rather their “Ratchet Rifled” four-groove profiled land barrel. The Shilen “Ratchet Rifled” (or as I call it, the “Ratchet Twist”) barrel has a radical rifling design that has little publicity or little known about it.
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    Published on 01-24-2009 02:27 AM
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    McGowen barrel fitted to the author's single-shot varmint rifle.

    One of the most commonly asked question I see on the forum is "Which brand of aftermarket barrel should I buy?" The fact is that most aftermarket barrels are made using the same grade of steel and the same button-rifling process, so the only real difference will be in regards to the manufacturers attention to detail, whether ...



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