17 REM Barrel Sugguestion

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by willyp19, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. willyp19

    willyp19 Silver $$ Contributor

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    I am thinking about re-barrelling a REM 700 (currently a 223), but thinking about a 17 REM. Typically, I have done business with Pac-Nor, but sounds like they will be out of action for quite some time since they had a devastating fire. Looking for suggestions for a barrel manufacturer.

    Thank you in advance....
     
  2. DanS

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    Lilja
     
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  3. Sieg

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    Lothar Walther has 10t 26" and 28" blanks.
     
  4. B23

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    I've talked to Kevin Weaver a few times about different 17 cal barrels and he seems to have very good luck with Lilja's 17 cal barrels.
     
  5. swd

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    Shilen makes a good 17 barrel.
     
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  7. trader steve

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    Shilen makes very good one.
     
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  8. Tommie

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    Other than the bargain basement stuff, most any custom .17 barrel should be good. The main thing is a glass smooth bore. Rough factory barrels gave the .17 Rem a bad reputation. If you have a choice, look hard at a 3 groove.
     
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  9. JSH

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    Similar project about this time a year ago.
    I went with a Shilen Select Match.
    Zero free bore.

    Every thing has went super. Easy cleaning, easy load work.
    I am like others, don’t think you can go wrong with the makers that have been around for a while.
    Jeff
     
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    Will Shilen duplicate a factory contour, such as Remington for example?? Thanks in advance. WD
     
  11. JSH

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    Their website should give you that info. It’s easy to navigate.
     
  12. ChrisA

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    If you are planning to run 30 grain bullets or even 25 VMax then I'd go 9 twist.

    Edit: my bad, Shilen does indeed list a 9 twist
     
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  13. AlNyhus

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    Lilja or Shilen are both great. I'd opt a 9 twist, for sure.
     
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    You're correct, they do indeed give that information. Thanks for the direction. And they do indeed offer a 9tw. WD http://www.shilen.com/calibersAndTwists.html
     
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    Wilson barrels are another option
     
  17. DanS

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    who sells Shilen barrels for the best price?
     
  18. STS

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    I've had a couple of Shilen .17 barrels and both have been excellent.
     
  19. squirrelsplitter

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    I have .17 and .20 cal barrels from Shilen, Lilja, and X-Caliber. All of these shoot better than I do. If I had to choose one it would be Shilen.
     
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    Don’t see how you could go wrong with a 9 twist Lilja (just my experience with 2 of them)
     

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