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Lilja Custom Barrel as Compared with Standard Remington 700 Barrel

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 22,429 Senior Member
I thought this was interesting. Don't get hung up with the argument about barrel break in. That's not my purpose here and this video doesn't even address those issues. This is strictly a comparison of a borescoping of both a Lilja custom barrel and the standard stock factory Remington 700. This is what you get with a good custom hand lapped barrel as compared with a factory barrel. That's all and I thought this would be an interesting thread.

http://www.riflebarrels.com/
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  • timctimc Senior Member TexasPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
    It is a pretty cool video but they all have their issues. One of the big delays on my FD308 was and issue with the Lilja barrels they got in, the bores were not concentric with the chambers. With that defect I pretty sure a Remington barrel would shoot as good as a Lilja barrel.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Oops! Wrong address. wait one.......If it takes you here, http://www.riflebarrels.com/winners/default.htm, back up to here, http://www.riflebarrels.com/. Sometimes when you enter it it flies right by the www.riflebarrels.com to the "default.htm" which passes up the video. I guess it's by design, not sure. Anyway just go to:

    http://www.riflebarrels.com/ and click on the appropriate target ( I pitty you of you still have dial up).
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    It is a pretty cool video but they all have their issues. One of the big delays on my FD308 was and issue with the Lilja barrels they got in, the bores were not concentric with the chambers. With that defect I pretty sure a Remington barrel would shoot as good as a Lilja barrel.
    I agree Tim. If the chamber isn't concentric with the barrel then you are in deep doo doo for sure. That must have been an issue with some Liljas. But they must have got it straight because it's a very popular barrel. I myself have a Krieger and a Shilen. The Krieger barrel cost me about $80 more than the Shilen, but there's not $80 worth of quality difference. For the money you can't get a better barrel, well for a hunting rifle anyway, than a Shilen match grade.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • jwv2001jwv2001 Member Fresno, CAPosts: 126 Member
    The video is the difference in quality of the bores and has nothing to do with how the barrel was chambered. Apples and oranges.
    .....if evil men were not now and then slain it would not be a good world for weaponless dreamers. --Kipling
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