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#5426424 - 11/17/14 12:13 PM 6mm Barrels
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6093
Loc: Wise Co.
I've been thinking about rebarreling my 6-284. Its built on an Interarms Mark X. I cant even tell who made the barrel that's on the rifle now but suspect it was the original in .243 Winchester.

I may drop back to 6mm Rem or maybe 6mm AI, but maybe not.

I'm thinking of going with a Douglas, but I'd like to see what you guys who do a lot of rebarreling think. How does Douglas compare to the higher end stuff? What other makes should I check out? I know I want to go a little better than Shaw or A&B.

Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

#5426437 - 11/17/14 01:41 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
Strongbad Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 446
Douglas makes a good barrel for the money. If you're doing it on a budget, and you can get it quickly, I think you'll be pleased. Unfortunately I want the barrel in my hands, right away. Which means I need to find it in stock somewhere. Plus, I'm looking for barrels that I'm more critical about anyway hence my preference for Bartlein and others.

#5426473 - 11/17/14 01:50 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
dee Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 4631
Loc: Red River way
Benchmark or Pacnor other than that I'd go with one of the cut rifled barrel guys.
"A vote is like a rifle; it's usefulness depends on the character of the user" Theodore Roosevelt

#5426478 - 11/17/14 01:53 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 2526
Loc: Newark, TX
In Douglas pricerange I like McGowen barrels for their internal and external finish. Wait time can be long these days. Douglas delivers faster but is a little rougher. n fact suppliers like Brownells cary stock on them. Shilen is the same, and is a Texas company.

Edited by TDK (11/17/14 01:55 PM)
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#5426692 - 11/17/14 03:14 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
sactoller Offline

Registered: 05/19/09
Posts: 391
Melvin uses Douglas barrels, that has to mean something.

#5426755 - 11/17/14 03:33 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
Judd Online   content

Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10685
Loc: Sachse, TX
I'll be the odd man out...I have the opinion if you are going to spend the money on a new barrel get a cut one not a button. Kreiger, Bartlien or Brux. Not saying the buttons won't shoot because some of them will, I just think overall you get a better barrel.

FYI....I had a McGowen 6.5 barrel that was a hammer but I'd still go way of the 2 B's and a K...there are other cut barrels but those are the 3 most popular and easy to get.

Now if you are talking prefit for a Savage or Remage, buy a CBI/McGowen/etc
Originally Posted By: Phil Robertson
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#5427313 - 11/17/14 06:39 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
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Registered: 06/26/13
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Loc: Nevada, TX
Go to and if he has it in stock buy it. He has the best barrels from all the top makers. You can't go wrong with any of them that he has. Right not I shoot a brux and it is a hammer.


#5427383 - 11/17/14 07:11 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
bcwhit Offline

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 187
Loc: San Marcos
Douglas premium will do just fine. Stainless is preferred as it machines better than chrome moly steel.

#5428544 - 11/18/14 09:30 AM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
IDoc Online   content
Light Foot

Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 19
Loc: West Texas
I just had a 6mm rem built with douglas premium barrel. Shoots great, but hope you already have brass as it is near impossible to find now. Certainly worth thinking about.

#5428839 - 11/18/14 11:43 AM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
RiverRider Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 6093
Loc: Wise Co.
I have brass for the rifle as a 6-284 and I'm inclined to just stick with it. I guess brass availability has to be a consideration these days!

Thanks for all the suggestions. I appreciate it.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see such reasonable prices for the better barrels. Considering the cost of installation, it makes good sense to go with a better barrel!

Originally Posted By: Cleric
God I am hating caliber threads more and more

#5429020 - 11/18/14 12:43 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
Revoman Offline
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Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 1209
Loc: Abilene Texas
Both of my 6's have Shilen barrels and are tack drivers. The only others I will shoot are Hart and Broughton

Call'm an Kill'm

#5429166 - 11/18/14 01:40 PM Re: 6mm Barrels [Re: RiverRider]
505ed Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/15/14
Posts: 310
Loc: Blanco texas
I have had excellent results with Shilen, and McGowan...heck we re barreled a friends M700 with a A&B barrel for his 300 WSM and it is a shooting Machine. I think most are pretty good. I Have had expensive Mike Rock barrels, and cheap shaw barrels that I got from Midway....all have worked,some are better than others but all worked.



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