- February 17, 2016 at 4:38 am #24298
Rock Creek Barrels
Richard’s custom Rifles
- February 17, 2016 at 5:01 am #24303
Saturn (Liberty Barrels)
My personal favorites are:
99% of the rifles I build are made on these three, with Krieger being my personal favorite.
- February 17, 2016 at 5:13 am #24305
- February 17, 2016 at 5:22 am #24307
I didn’t mention E.R. Shaw either………on purpose.
- February 17, 2016 at 5:23 am #24308
YEP I agree whole heartly on ER Shaw
- February 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm #24325NewtParticipant
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Well, that’s a lot of makers. Now you need a thread on what your looking for in a barrel from a maker.
- February 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm #24339DickParticipant
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Don’t forget Schneider.
- February 17, 2016 at 11:46 pm #24371
Dick he was top of the listing….. lol
I did not type those in any real order but the listing I had is the top listing of barrel makers for centerfire competitive shooting.
Quite a few of the List that Goodsteel mentions makes a quality barrel.
Like Green Mountain makes some of the best rimfire barrels for a reasonable cost. Lilja and several others makers offers a fine barrel no doubt.
- February 17, 2016 at 11:53 pm #24372
- February 17, 2016 at 11:58 pm #24374
Actually they still are (last I checked) just button pulled versus the single point cut that Krieger is known for.
Usually a good supplier for 1903/1903A3 and M1 Garand.
- February 18, 2016 at 12:27 am #24378
This is off their web site
Criterion was founded in response to demands of rifle builders and firearms manufacturers for quality button rifled match grade barrels at a reasonable cost. Initially a division of Krieger, Criterion is now completely independent with a separate facility, personnel, and ownership
- February 18, 2016 at 1:49 am #24396
Reallyy .. have not looked at their barrels (web site) in years so, guess I’m behind the times ………. Thanks for posting this.
Guess I need to stay off the Krieger/Shilen / Brux website … LMAO
As you did not mention the 1903 1903A3 M1 Garand barrels they are still offering those ? Yes ? No?
- February 18, 2016 at 2:49 am #24405
Can’t believe I forgot Criterion. Great barrels there.
What am I looking for in a custom barrel. That’s simple:
I’m looking for a barrel that will deliver groups that make me look good as a builder. The cost to my clients is very similar whether I use a Green Mountain or a Krieger, but one rifle is going to shoot 1.5″ ten shot groups and the other will sick them all in a little ragged hole.
Past performance, the very most important thing is that when I find myself in a situation where I have staked an entire rifle build and 5 months work on a barrel that was obviously made badly, I expect the manufacturer to replace it ASAP with no lip whatsoever. There is no winning for me when this happens, I look bad either way, but if I have an angry client on one side, and a barrel maker stonewalling me on the other with me caught in between, it’s not going to take me long to take a very dim view of the barrel maker, because my client is the one that’s keeping the lights on for both of us! Everybody makes a mistake, but you just don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
- February 18, 2016 at 2:50 am #24406
03, 03A, M1, M1 Carbine, M14, 1917 Enfield, P14 Enfield, AR15, AR10, Savage pre fit
- February 18, 2016 at 3:51 am #24417
Thank You Menner for the update Sir Great info
- February 19, 2016 at 3:24 am #24494DickParticipant
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Dang, Mike. I was looking alphabetically, lol. Shame on me and I’ll do 50 burpees to pay for my error.
- February 27, 2016 at 4:48 am #25026
- February 27, 2016 at 6:31 am #25032oldblinddogParticipant
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I bought a Douglas barrel a couple of months ago. Had it in hand two weeks from the phone call to order it. They are outstanding imho.
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