wilson barrels

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  1. hodgman

    hodgman

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    Anyone ever use these? any pros or cons to them .any info appreciated.
     
  2. Mudcat

    Mudcat Silver $$ Contributor

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    Use them on a T2k all the time for XTC shooting. I cannot tell the difference between the Wilsons and any other brand that I have used for that purpose. and sure cant beat the price
     
  3. Nowhere Man

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    I have one in 223, 24" bull barrel. It shoots 1 moa all day long.
     
  4. th82457

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    If I am not mistaken that is what Cooper uses on their rifles.
     
  5. nmkid

    nmkid Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have one on a AR 15 and I was shooting less then 1/2" during the so called, "break in". And that was with the stock 6.5 lb. trigger. Have a new trigger coming and kind of wondering just how good it can actually shoot. Also, clean up was a breeze hardly any coppering. I ordered another Wilson yesterday for my grandson's AR.
     
  6. msinc

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    The man that makes them is a real first class professional jerk ass on the phone, but the barrels shoot good. I have several and as stated previously, they are very hard to beat for the money. They do a good job finishing the inside too, no tool marks can be seen with my bore scope in every one I own and have looked at.
     
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  7. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've started working with one on a 6.5mm Remington Magnum build. 1 in 8" twist. Was shooting 3/4 to 1 MOA during the first couple visits to the range for load testing, but had to throw all the data out the window after identifying a faulty scope on the rifle during testing. Scope has been replaced and will be continuing load testing again soon. Will let you know how it shoots.

    I have another Wilson on one of my 6mm Remingtons. 1 in 8" twist. Have not fired a single round through it yet tho.
     
  8. Steve Ladino

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    I have been working with someone in Idaho, he shoots a 6.5 Creed. Wilson and is having trouble shooting anything else as it shoots so good.
     
  9. johnfred1965

    johnfred1965 Silver $$ Contributor

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    IIRC, Cooper Rifles use Wilson barrels, and they shoot fantastic
     
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  10. Jeff A

    Jeff A Formerly known as BikeEffects Silver $$ Contributor

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    Two Cooper rifles and my Varmint AR all with Wilson barrels, all shoot great.
     

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