Bartlein carbon barrels

Ladd

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Just saw this thread. The barrels I saw having issues and the one I had an issue with were some of the first ones out the door. There was some inconsistency between them. Several of the guys here in the NW had problems with accuracy and fouling. I know Bartlein took care of them because they are a standup company. I have a few on rifles now that I have been testing again and they shoot perfectly just like all the other Bartleins do. When I get set back up in Utah they will be part of the available lineup. Hope this clears things up.
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OK, I am very pleased with my new 6.5SS w 26" 1:7.5" #13 Bartlein CF so far.

Need to get photos, but with 89 rounds down the barrel, I loaded up some 156s to see how load development was going to be.

"Easy". Honestly not sure how far I am going to push these, but N565 sure shows major promise. 3067fps with zero pressure. Into mid .2s already with just 4 different charge weights. Nothing over .4" for 3 shots. 2998, 3028, 3048, 3067 were averages. 11ES was the highest.

101 rounds total down the barrel so far.

I will get photos when I get home.
 

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I have known Travis and RBros for many years. RBros rifles were one of the first to support LRO as a site sponsor and they still do today. But you need to understand this. Travis builds great rifles. Have you ever seen a complaint post about an RBros rifle anywhere? I haven't. What I am getting at is, Travis has perfected his builds to exactly what he wants to sell and they flat shoot. After many conversations over many years I can tell you he simply will not stray from the proven parts he chooses for these builds. That is how he personally can be sure what he builds you will be all it can be. In time, he may do some of his own testing, and may use a new component. But it will be under his own scrutiny when he does.

Jeff
I had Travis build the first 300PRC out of his former WA location.

Talked a fair bit about what pieces to use etc etc etc; and he was adamant on which specific pieces he prefers and not.

Jeff is correct in every aspect of his statement. Travis, like many other established riflesmiths, have their own formula for success.

He/they have seen their fair share of what works and doesn't work. As a professional he is obligated to advise clients on the appropriate topic. Not only to have an open line of communication but let's face it, his name is on the rifle he built. If it doesn't shoot the way he expects what would his client think?

Not to say there aren't a whole host of talented riflesmiths and component makers at our finger tips today.

In the end, I let the chef cook the meal for me.
 

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Just ordered my first carbon barrel.

Bartlein 26" 30 cal #4 10T

really looking forward to this after reading this thread and messing around with other peoples carbon barrel builds. Going to be chambered with a 30-06 serengeti reamer and screwed into a lone peak fuzion long action.
 

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I too will be trying a Bartlein CF barrel in 30-06. But I am not familiar with this reamer or why you would choose it over a SAMII reamer. Would you please explain? TIA
It is a 30-06 reamer with a 1.5 degree leade angle vs the typical saami 3 degree leade and is throated for 190 and heavier projectiles. I have been shooting two serengeti chambered 06's over they years, one with a 28" heavy bbl and another with a 26" sporter barrel. I kept the 28" heavy barrel and re-barrelled the sporter to 280AI. Now I miss hunting with an 06 and figured this was a great chance to try a carbon barrel out. Be aware that there are 2 versions of this reamer out, one is a tight neck and the other a no-turn. I'm using the tight-neck for my 28" target gun and have to turn my necks down to fit but the accuracy gains are worth it to me on the target gun. I am using the no-turn neck reamer on my carbon barrel. This chamber has really shot the berger 200.20x well for me and will continue to use this bullet for the hunting build. Barrel life on a $750 barrel blank is a factor for me so I like the idea of the 30-06 getting some life out of it vs a magnum.

 
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