If you want a barrel you don't have to think twice about or worry if it will shoot or not go Krieger,Mike Rock,Oby barrels,Bartlein, and Broughton is making a 5C barrel now which is similar to 5R rifleing if I recall, so they are GTG. I prefer single cut rifled barrels but to each his own.
My guns have Douglas, Hart and Broughton 5C. They are all superb performers. Douglas is frowned upon as a poor mans match barrel- but they flat shoot. Hart is extremely accurate, of course, but my hands down favorite is my Broughton 5C on an APA custom that Jered Joplin's staff made me. The barrel is not only the most accurate, but the easiest to clean. I shoot a 260 Rem at mid-pressure loads and after 80 rounds through it I have cleaned the barrel in its entirety using less than 1 dozen patches (after soaking the barrel for a few hours).
In my experience I would use any of those three. I do not have experience with some of the ones mentioned above by others. But my common sense tells me that they would all work just fine too. Seems like lots of good barrel makers these days. Just my two cents.
I am going with a Pac-Nor on my 6.5x47 Lapua build. My gunsmith is my uncle, and this is what he recommended to me. He has used just about everyone out there for different clients, but he puts Pac-Nor on his personal guns every time. He's been doing this as long as I can remember on top of being a guide in NW Colorado so I value his opinion as a professional, not just because he's family. Plus, I can't beat his price for me...All I'm paying for is the parts.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: BOLTRIPPER</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the ones that are straight are the best ones..... </div></div>
BEST answer of all replies, LOL! Comparing apples to apples to apples I think.
i shoot Benchmark Barrels, they are button rifled, and hand lapped twice so they clean super easy and shoot phenomonal of course. honestly i agree with everybody else also for the most part you can't go wrong with any of the major custom manufacturers.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: nortex</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Looking at building a new rifle was thinking about either a Krieger or Pac-Nor, but was wondering what all ya'll use and like. </div></div>
I prefer my PN tubes to my kreiger tubes.
Go 243AI instead of the 6mmAI. Much more COAL latitudes and less fickle.
I am currently waiting on my third Krieger. I have used a couple of the major barrel maker and they are all pretty good. I just like the combination of quality, performance, and customer service that I have always gotten with Krieger.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FreshKills</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Drive a PN and then spill your guts. I'm not real giddy on cut tubes,though I've a good sized herd of them. I much prefer Mike's tubes to Kreiger,if going mainstream cut.
My next 6-06AI will be a Brux,if only in curiousity.
Been looking at the 6mm-06 for a 1903a3 action I have, is the AI version of this caliber worth a look.
Since you mention Pac Nor, don't rule out the 3 groove Pac Nors, especially for a hot cartridge that is hard on barrels. The 3 grooves are notorious for accuracy, speed, easy clean up and less fouling (i.e. less tight little places next to lands for fouling to get stuck into). In addition, the bigger lands of the 3 groove barrels act more like little heat sinks and are not so adversely affected by the thermodynamic effects of multiple or repeat shots.