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Old June 12, 2013, 08:02 PM   #1
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ER Shaw barrels?

Thinking of ordering an E.R. Shaw barrel for a Savage FV-12(heavy barrel target model). Anyone used an ER Shaw barrel?
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Old June 12, 2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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Got a 26", varmint contour 7-08 as part of a group buy. Haven't finished tweaking loads yet, but I'm getting about three-quarters of a minute so far with the 162 A-Max.

Accurate enough for me to bang steel at 1000 yards, but not a competition grade barrel, and I wouldn't expect it to be for the price. Good value for the money, IMO.
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Old June 14, 2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!. Next question, which barrel could I get for $500 or less that would be better?
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Old June 16, 2013, 01:04 AM   #4
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Just about any barrel. ER Shaw barrels are OK, but just OK, they are a 3/4 minute barrel. If you want the best for a reasonable price, get a McGowen. It is a 1/4 minute or better barrel.
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Old June 17, 2013, 02:12 PM   #5
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Only have one Shaw Savage replacement barrel and its a 6.5x55 Swede heavy magnum contour Chromemoly barrel. Pretty much agree with earlier posts about Shaw being a 3/4 minute barrel. Occasionally I've shot closer to a 1/2" 4 shot 100 yd group, but expect the 3/4 when I shoot. And as written earlier, for its price Shaw is a decent barrel. Wouldn't hesitate buying another.
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Old June 17, 2013, 09:03 PM   #6
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I think Shilen makes some chambered and threaded Savage barrels. Shilen is generally one of the best.
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Old June 17, 2013, 09:17 PM   #7
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Re: ER Shaw barrels?

I would go with Shilen or Krieger before a Shaw if precision is your goal. I have a Shaw barrel on my competition AR, but as others have said, it is not a 1/2 min barrel (but I don't need it to be).

I'm not sure what Hart barrels run, but they are also worth looking in to.
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