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    Lothar Walthar update

    A while back I posted the story of the exceedingly difficult transaction I had trying to obtain a Lothar-Walther barrel. Now that I have around 75 rounds downrange through my 404 Jeff, I am happy to say it is an excellent barrel, extremely accurate and cleans very easily.

    Knowing what I do now, would I buy another one from them? Maybe...

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    there was a thread here about these barrels and how hard to machine they were. Not sure if it still exists. Congrats on getting a good barrel! That can sometimes be a challenge. .404 Jeffery huh? Ground squirrel rifle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glp View Post
    there was a thread here about these barrels and how hard to machine they were. Not sure if it still exists. Congrats on getting a good barrel! That can sometimes be a challenge. .404 Jeffery huh? Ground squirrel rifle?
    Machined very easily, even more so than my Kriegers.

    CA ground squirrels are very nasty.. use enough gun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMMASHOOTA View Post
    Machined very easily, even more so than my Kriegers.

    CA ground squirrels are very nasty.. use enough gun...
    Lothar makes their SS barrels out of some type of precipitating hardening stainless, similar to 15-5 or 17-4 Ph.

    I find it VERY difficult to believe that it would machine easier than 416R.

    I have chambered a couple of SS Lothar Barrels, and their machinability was challenging. I would recommend a carbine chambering reamer.

    But, due to the material, they should have a good life expectancy.

    Their Chrome Moly Barrels machine just like any other Chrome Moly Barrel.
    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 12-16-2015 at 04:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    Lothar makes their SS barrels out of some type of precipitating hardening stainless, similar to 15-5 or 17-4 Ph.

    I find it VERY difficult to believe that it would machine easier than 416R.

    I have chambered a couple of SS Lothar Barrels, and their machinability was challenging. I would recommend a carbine chambering reamer.

    But, due to the material, they should have a good life expectancy.

    Their Chrome Moly Barrels machine just like any other Chrome Moly Barrel.
    Mine is CM, not stainless.

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    Yea the stainless ones are a bear. Then they call you an idiot cause youre not cutting threads and chambers at 10,000rpm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMMASHOOTA View Post
    Mine is CM, not stainless.
    Definetally a big difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Stevens View Post
    Yea the stainless ones are a bear. Then they call you an idiot cause youre not cutting threads and chambers at 10,000rpm.
    I generally call Bruce Willis or Jason Statham to do my chambering at 10,000 rpm. They do that sort of stuff all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Stevens View Post
    Yea the stainless ones are a bear. Then they call you an idiot cause youre not cutting threads and chambers at 10,000rpm.
    the price of chambering went up so much - the cost of them new fast lathes, eh?

    Pete

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    No we had to put in a surcharge for all the worn out tooling just incase one of em came in

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMMASHOOTA View Post
    I generally call Bruce Willis or Jason Statham to do my chambering at 10,000 rpm. They do that sort of stuff all the time...
    Trump does mine, if it cuts hard he screams at it.
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