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Offline davebir

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« on: 12:46 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • having a rifle built,which is best a lilja or a shilen barrel


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    « Reply #1 on: 02:06 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • iv got 2liljas and 1 shilen cant fault either this post will give you a few replies.
    i see your in the uk whos doing the build?
    garyw

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    « Reply #2 on: 03:37 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • I would prefer the Lilja over the Shilen any old day.....
    Age is a high price to pay for maturity.


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    « Reply #3 on: 03:41 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • I wouldn't by either, I would buy a Bartlein or Krieger.
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    « Reply #4 on: 03:59 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • Had Lilja barrel grouped like a shotgun.:mad:
    Replaced it with TED GAILLARD barrel:) shoots like .222rem should.
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    « Reply #5 on: 04:12 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • I'd buy a lilja over shilin and bartlein over any of them.
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    « Reply #6 on: 05:35 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • You won't learn much from this type post. I do favor the Shilen.
    Butch

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    « Reply #7 on: 07:27 PM, 12/22/08 »
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  • These days, I prefer cut rifling barrels. Never had a Lilja.  About 20 years ago, I bought my first Shilen, and I have had many since.  The thing that impresses me most is that Shilen seems to be more consistently accurate than most others; perhaps this is why they show up so often on BR equipment lists.

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    « Reply #8 on: 06:40 AM, 12/23/08 »
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  • Krieger is the only way to go. The others are OK, but the Krieger is great. Nice sharp cut rifling.
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    « Reply #9 on: 10:42 AM, 12/23/08 »
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  • Had a Shilen built last year for a 7rsaum shoots great cleans easy,before they made it they had just gotten new machines.Have a Lilja on a remington magnum action that is sleeved chambered in 300 lapua. The barrel is a custom contour and 34 inches long.There is a breakin group some where on lilja's site and Greg Tannel's site,the group was shot by the man that had it built at 1060 yards.3 shot 2.136 inch group.I no you did'nt ask about Kreiger's but I've got a 6cm in a kreiger, best printed group at just over 1000 yards was 3.5 wide 6 inch tall 5 shots.1st kreiger 2nd lilja 3rd shilen.:)  

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    « Reply #10 on: 11:26 AM, 12/23/08 »
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  • This is how I would rank the barrels;

    1-Tie between Bartlein and Krieger
    2-Lilja
    3-Hart
    4-Shilen

    I have used Bartlein, Krieger and Lilja. All three are excellent barrels. However, Bartlein and Krieger are hands down the best barrels out there.
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    « Reply #11 on: 12:16 PM, 12/23/08 »
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  • just got the word back from the guy building my rifle,he put on a lilja,sent it for proof and the barrel his bulged in the chamber on test,so he's replaced it with a shilen.thanks for the posts it's good to know what you think

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    « Reply #12 on: 04:10 PM, 12/28/08 »
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  • I have had several custom barrels over the last 30 years. There was a time when Lilja and Hart barrels were at the top. I think barrel making is more about quality control than anything else. The technology and materials that are available today is so much better than even ten years ago.

    If a company strives to make the best, I think they will make the best. Those companies that get fat and happy or have newer employees may not put the extra effort it take make a quality barrel every time.

    Here’s my list.
    1-Spencer
    2-Krieger
    3-PacNor,by far the most reasonably priced barrel for quality)
    4-Shilen
    5-Hart
    6-Lilja,from this point down the quality is just better than factory barrels)
    7-Douglas
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    « Reply #13 on: 07:51 PM, 12/28/08 »
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  • I have two Shilens. You won't be disappointed.

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    « Reply #14 on: 08:01 PM, 12/28/08 »
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  • Quote from: davebir
    just got the word back from the guy building my rifle,he put on a lilja,sent it for proof and the barrel his bulged in the chamber on test,so he's replaced it with a shilen.thanks for the posts it's good to know what you think

    That sounds a bit suspicious to me.

     

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