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Old 07-30-2010, 06:05 PM   #11
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I was under the impression that Savage made their barrels inhouse. In fact I watched a tv program (American Rifleman) that showed them making barrels for the 110/111/10/11/112 series inhouse. It showed them rifling and straightening them. What gives? Do Savage make their own barrels or not? Is my information incorrect or what?
I don't know, Bear.

A few years (8-10?) ago at SHOT I stopped at the ER Shaw booth to discuss a new bbl for my Savage .223 (it has a 1/12 that only shoots one load well). The tech asked me why I wanted one, and then proceeded to tell me they made barrels for Savage. Hmm. So I went to the Savage booth to discuss the same issue and they also admitted that they "get barrels" from ER Shaw.

Maybe I was given wrong info, but because it came from both sources I have taken it to be true. Perhaps Shaw makes certain bbls for Savage? Or maybe they no longer make them?

But I have not seen Shaw making the Savage barrels with my own eyes.


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I have not worked much with the 25-06. Would the twist rate of th 25-06 barrel cause the groupings to expand with your powder / bullet weight?



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I don't know, Bear.

A few years (8-10?) ago at SHOT I stopped at the ER Shaw booth to discuss a new bbl for my Savage .223 (it has a 1/12 that only shoots one load well). The tech asked me why I wanted one, and then proceeded to tell me they made barrels for Savage. Hmm. So I went to the Savage booth to discuss the same issue and they also admitted that they "get barrels" from ER Shaw.

Maybe I was given wrong info, but because it came from both sources I have taken it to be true. Perhaps Shaw makes certain bbls for Savage? Or maybe they no longer make them?

But I have not seen Shaw making the Savage barrels with my own eyes.
I think ER Shaw used to make some barrels for Savage,but I think they do them in house today. I also saw the show the Stalkingbear was talking about and it showed them making barrels in house.
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I have not worked much with the 25-06. Would the twist rate of th 25-06 barrel cause the groupings to expand with your powder / bullet weight?
The twist rate can affect your groups very much so. But my twist is 1-10 on this gun,and it should shoot up to 120gr bullets.

Some barrels have a sweet spot and they just prefer a certain weight or style of bullet shot through them,but most of my problem is the tooling marks inside the bore.It is just ripping the copper jacket apart,and copper fouling the barrel really bad.The end results are bad groups.
It shoots 100gr Sierra bullets really good,but they are not the only bullet that I like to shoot.

I'm going to clean the crap out of it this weekend,and I have a bunch of different powder and bullet combo's to load up,so maybe I'll get lucky and find something that will shoot the way I know this gun should.
I might also try some of those Tubb's Final Finish bullets before I yank this barrel off the action,and change it out.

I'd really hate to have to change a barrel on a new gun!
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