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BR Discussions => Centerfire Discussions => Topic started by: South_Pender on February 01, 2019, 02:50:41 PM

Title: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: South_Pender on February 01, 2019, 02:50:41 PM
I'd like to purchase a top-of-the-line match-grade barrel for a project.  I would like chrome-moly.  It would be in 6 mm., with a bull-sporter contour (.700 diameter at the muzzle) and 1-14 twist.

Who in Canada might have this barrel in stock?  If no distributor up here in Canada has one, is it possible to order directly from a US maker like Krieger, Shilen, Bartlein, Broughton, etc.?

Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: DanO on February 02, 2019, 12:20:30 PM
There is a very good barrel maker, HW Precision (site sponsor) I do not believe they do CM at this time.
Out of interest what is the your need for for CM.
Title: Re: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: Bertde on February 03, 2019, 08:09:20 AM
Another very good barrel maker is in New Brunswick - JC Custom Barrels.
But again, I don't know if he will supply CM barrels.
Title: Re: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: South_Pender on February 03, 2019, 11:07:44 AM
There is a very good barrel maker, HW Precision (site sponsor) I do not believe they do CM at this time.
Out of interest what is the your need for for CM.
Purely aesthetics.  I don't like the blued receiver/stainless barrel look.
Title: Re: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: hendershot on February 06, 2019, 09:18:00 AM
The last CM barrel I ordered was from Benchmark through Gary Eakin at Big Horn Sales. Do you have someone lined up to do the bluing for you? That may be more of challenge than finding a barrel supplier.
Title: Re: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: South_Pender on February 07, 2019, 11:12:34 AM
The last CM barrel I ordered was from Benchmark through Gary Eakin at Big Horn Sales. Do you have someone lined up to do the bluing for you? That may be more of challenge than finding a barrel supplier.
I'm surprised to hear that having it blued would present a challenge.  Isn't this kind of Gunsmithing 101?

BTW, I'm now vacillating between C-M and stainless.  I've discovered that there is a far greater supply of SS than C-M, and, as a result, I may decide to go that route.  If I do, I'll have the whole rig cerakoted to avoid the blued/stainless look, which I really dislike.
Title: Re: Purchase of barrel blank
Post by: hendershot on February 08, 2019, 10:22:24 AM
Yeah that's how I felt when I went down that path. Seems that fewer and fewer gunsmiths want to deal with the bluing tanks and chemicals required. If I did it again I would do exactly what you suggested - cerakote.