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bandika
04-16-2009, 04:03 AM
Dear Shooters, Dear Friends,

I'm Andras Szerdahelyi from Hungary from other side of the world. I'm absolutely beginner in rifle shooting but interest me very very much!
I would like to request a litle help for starting for rifle rebarreling. I have four Heym rifles from Germany in caliber 338 win.mag; 257 weath.mag;
308 win; 8x57 JS. I do not want to change calibers, just the barrels. I do not know which company produce the best quality barrels for me.
My so big problem is that I need lot of paper and permit to import the barrels and no chance to try different brands. I need the best I do not care the
price just the quality must be no.1. My favorite the 338 win.mag. I use for really long range hunting in Africa in foreign countrys and home for big games.
I use mainly 200-225 gr. and sometimes 250 gr. and I need a very accurate moly chrome barrel 26.8" for this hunting but must be a very heavy octagon because it's a wonderful engraved rifle. My second favorite the 257 Weath. Mag. I use for very very long range hunting on mountain or Rhoe hunting in horizontal area. I use only 100-115 gr. bullets and I need a most accurate, thick, 26" stainless steel barrel and not octagon. My third rifle the 308 win. I use only for target shooting for long range. I use 150-180 gr. bullets and I need an extreme accurate stainless steel barrel 26" or 28" not octagon. My fourth rifle the 8x57 JS I use in driven, tracking, forest on short range area. I use mainly 195-230 gr. bullets and I need a very accurate moly chrome barrel 21" and must be very heavy octagon because it is a very nice engraved rifle. The octagon look like very nice and harmonize with engraved rifles.
I saw many barrel makers on the market but sympathetic were the Shilen, Pac-Nor, Broughton and the Lilja but I don't know which is the best.
So these are what I have and these are what I use please let me your judgement in reply and help me to choose!
My dream that my rifles rebarreling with the most accurate barrels but I don't know nobody who has a big knowledge about precision shooting!
Thank you your help in advance!

Sincelery,
Andras Szerdahelyi

Don
04-16-2009, 05:34 PM
Dear Shooters, Dear Friends,

I'm Andras Szerdahelyi from Hungary from other side of the world.

I saw many barrel makers on the market but sympathetic were the Shilen, Pac-Nor, Broughton and the Lilja but I don't know which is the best.

Sincelery,
Andras Szerdahelyi

Hi Andras,

The 4 barrels makers that you have on your prefered list are about as good as it gets for your stated purposes, and all these companies sell thousands of barrels each year to satisfied customers here in the U.S.. None have a bad reputation, and you would be hard pressed to find an accuracy difference between any of them in the calibers and guns that you have listed.

Knowing that these are all good companies with good barrels, having identical accuracy potentials...............I would base my purchase decision on which company could best export/handle the paper work, to your part of the world, in an expeditious manner.

You may also want to consider Border barrels from the U.K., as a top quality European source, which also may be more accessible from and import/export standpoint.

www.border-barrels.com/


..................Don

alinwa
04-16-2009, 10:45 PM
Andras,

I will add my vote to Don's. These are ALL very good barrels, there is no "best" unless it's someone's opinion.

Good luck with the paperwork!

:)

al

Geo.OR
04-23-2009, 03:44 PM
Wade through this article. It's long and technical. But the English vocabulary is pretty basic.

http://www.firearmsid.com/Feature%20Articles/RifledBarrelManuf/BarrelManufacture.htm

Geoffery Kolbe "The Making of a Rifled Barrel."

This changed my whole outlook on barrels, machine fabrication generally.