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#7149314 - 04/23/18 04:12 PM Shilen barrel- what to build!!?
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So, I have a barrel certificate from the fine folks at Shilen Barrels. I am 100% unsure of what I want to get or do with it. I have a hankering from something totally different. A standard caliber, or an easy to make caliber, nothing major wildcat. Any ideas? I'm thinking something along the lines of my 308 Win Rem 700 parts build. But I don't know!
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#7149323 - 04/23/18 04:23 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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We've talked about this. You need a switch barrel for your parts build .308, and the Shilen needs to be a 1:7.7 .22-250.

Don't get one they chambered, have Tony chamber and thread.
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#7149325 - 04/23/18 04:24 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Fast twist 22-250 or 220 Swift to shoot those cool .224 heavies. Tikka action and take that 90 gr VLD or 95 gr SMK on out past 1000 yards.
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#7149336 - 04/23/18 04:38 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Oh, I forgot about that!!! That sounds good!
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#7149342 - 04/23/18 04:45 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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#7149346 - 04/23/18 04:51 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm thinking something along the lines of my 308 Win Rem 700 parts build. But I don't know!


22" - 24" 1:10" 308, with a 3 position M70 type safety. Pretty handy.
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#7149368 - 04/23/18 05:18 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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i'll go with the quick, heavy, .224 something with factory brass cuz I want one
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#7149408 - 04/23/18 06:11 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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22 creed is fun and just about perfect for tejas!
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#7149410 - 04/23/18 06:14 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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30-06 and make it shoot little groups at long ranges and make these 30-06 haters shut up.
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#7149416 - 04/23/18 06:24 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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How about a .30-06 necked down to 7mm? Oh, wait!
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#7149418 - 04/23/18 06:26 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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.338 Norma Mag. Heavy barrel. Big brake. Go ahead and make it left handed. Anything but a Remington action.


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#7149419 - 04/23/18 06:28 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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It might be interesting with optimal twist for those long bullets you can get these days.
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#7149425 - 04/23/18 06:33 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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I have a 22 dasher that I built for 90's that I am LOVING...it's the most fun gun to shoot that I have...runs those 90's over 3k fps and burns less than 35 grains of H4350 wink....at 600y it's a full MOA flatter than my 6 dasher running 105 hybrid at almost the exact same speed.

Having said all of that...if you don't have a 6br or 6br improved you are missing out in life smile ani

I have a 220 swift and I'd take it over a 22-250 any day and twice on Sunday's.
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#7149433 - 04/23/18 06:43 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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If going bigger 22 go Creedmoor or 22-243 both will have a little more in the tank than the 22-250 and brass is no problem. 90gr 22cal bullet at 3200fps is fun
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#7149438 - 04/23/18 06:49 PM Re: Shilen barrel- what to build!!? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Alright, either 22-250 or 22 Creedmoor. But leaning towards the 22-250 for less powder capacity and pushing an 80 grain about 3000 fps. I can put my 223 can on it, also, and that would give an extra suppressor to use other than one my 223.
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