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arshuter
06-28-2011, 06:40 AM
I've been trying to put a rifle together. Weighting all the various options Recievers, barrels, etc. How come I never seem to hear Douglas barrels mentioned anywhere?

Vern
06-28-2011, 10:14 AM
You might do a search.
There was a month or so ago a whole long thread about Douglas barrels.

arshuter
06-28-2011, 10:44 AM
I guess I should clarify..... I meant being used by big name builders.

Creeker
06-28-2011, 11:17 AM
I guess I should clarify..... I meant being used by big name builders.

The current crop of Douglas Barrels are great. For hunting & custom stuff they are wonderful. I'm also seeing them more & more on the IBS benches. A friend has a new 1000 yard bench gun with which he's shot at least three 3 inch 5 shot groups.

Tim Gardner, owner, Douglas Barrel Co.
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h244/Creekerpics/Matches/IBS/White%20Horse%204-30-11/DSC00736.jpg

Yes he shoots left handed.
http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h244/Creekerpics/Matches/IBS/White%20Horse%204-30-11/DSC00789-1.jpg

Vern
06-28-2011, 11:31 AM
As I suggested do a search there are more than a few threads out there that if you read through them you can find some of the top gunsmiths.
Here is the one I was referring to
http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?74148-Douglas-Barrels&highlight=douglas
In looking for that I saw quite a few more out there.
Hope this helps.

Dennis Sorensen
06-28-2011, 11:50 AM
I think Douglas is more of an old name than big name in short range Benchrest.

mike in co
06-28-2011, 01:43 PM
you do not mention what type of rifle you are building. this is a benchrest forum, tho general page. most will be thinking br when a question is asked,
so tell us what you are building, and i am sure we can help.
mike in co

I've been trying to put a rifle together. Weighting all the various options Recievers, barrels, etc. How come I never seem to hear Douglas barrels mentioned anywhere?

arshuter
06-28-2011, 02:42 PM
A combination BR & F Class gun. Thinking of 6.5 x 47 L chambering.

mike in co
06-28-2011, 05:11 PM
i used a broughton for my 1000 yd gun...shoots .3 at 200 with 208 amax.......i built the rifle and happy with most of my decisions.
i have a 308 win br with a krieger 1/15, a 223 with a hart 1/14...and a 6beggs with a krieger.

for competition i suggest you stick with makers that show up in the top 20 of a match for 600/1000 and f class..........

talk to the f class guys on thier forum and the 600/1000 on that forum...

mike in co

Joe Salt
06-28-2011, 05:29 PM
Mike you might want to be a little more open minded Dougles is definitley making a big comeback in long range benchrest. Have heared from a lot of gunsmiths how straight there barrles are. I'm sure there are guys shooting them, but haven't changed there equipment list as of yet. So keep your eyes open. Was going to order one myself!

Joe Salt

mike in co
06-28-2011, 07:31 PM
joe.....i mentioned that i used a broughten....sorta open minded. if douglas is getting back into the competition ranks...then competitve shooters should know and they will show up on equiptment lists. i said to talk to people......not look just at the past records.
so let us know how yours works out.
i'm out of money...
mike in co

Mike you might want to be a little more open minded Dougles is definitley making a big comeback in long range benchrest. Have heared from a lot of gunsmiths how straight there barrles are. I'm sure there are guys shooting them, but haven't changed there equipment list as of yet. So keep your eyes open. Was going to order one myself!

Joe Salt

Charles E
06-28-2011, 08:46 PM
if douglas is getting back into the competition ranks...then competitve shooters should know and they will show up on equiptment lists.
mike in co

Yup, they do.

http://internationalbenchrest.com/results/long_range/2011/White%20Horse/430/WhiteHorse430.php

Spool on down to the equipment lists . . .

If you read the several recent threads, you'll notice that a couple of top-name, point-blank BR shooters use them too, but in the equipment list, say only "Made in the USA."

mike in co
06-28-2011, 09:06 PM
thats is just what he is looking for..thanks charles.

mike in co

REMY
06-29-2011, 12:47 AM
Mike in co
I also will be getting a 308 WIN BR gun in the near future and would appreciate if you can tell me more about your gun and your finding's,such as what weight bullets you use and what type of br you shoot?PLease excuse me for hijacking this post.
Thank's Remy:)

MColeman
06-29-2011, 02:30 AM
I'll call Tim and offer to send the money for a couple of treated posts to hang the sign on first thing in the morning. Tim is good people.

arshuter
06-29-2011, 07:47 AM
Tim is good people.

He"s gotta be with the last name Gardner. Alan Gardner aka arshuter(No relation that I know of)

mike in co
06-29-2011, 09:26 AM
check your pm's
mike in co

Mike in co
I also will be getting a 308 WIN BR gun in the near future and would appreciate if you can tell me more about your gun and your finding's,such as what weight bullets you use and what type of br you shoot?PLease excuse me for hijacking this post.
Thank's Remy:)

Vern
06-29-2011, 09:37 AM
FWIW
As I count the listings in the equipment list
40 listings
16 Douglas
11 Krieger
4 Broughton
3 Spencer
2 Bartline
1 Brux
1 Shilien
1 Rock Creek
1 Hart

Wilbur
06-30-2011, 04:27 AM
Tim probably had to take up 1000 yd shooting after I stole all his flag stands - along with every other flag stand the Douglas crew owned.

Roy Allain
06-30-2011, 01:37 PM
A combination BR & F Class gun. Thinking of 6.5 x 47 L chambering.

You can't go wrong with that. I have one with a 28" Krieger with a PTG reamer and .120 FB. For 123 to 130 gr. VLD's.

Roy