The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 6, 2010, 08:45 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: April 17, 2009
Posts: 125
Brownells Mauser barrels?

Anyone know who makes the Mauser barrels Brownells sells under their house brand?

Anyone tried these? Are they any good?
yggorf is offline  
Old December 7, 2010, 06:54 PM   #2
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 14,058
No idea, but it says they're stress relieved, so they should be consistent bore diameter. Krieger's commercial grade barrel operation, Criterion, makes button rifled stress-relieved barrels on an OEM basis. It may be theirs. But there are a lot of other shops out there.
Gunsite Orange Hat Family Member
CMP Certified GSM Master Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Benefactor Member

Last edited by Unclenick; December 8, 2010 at 08:42 AM. Reason: typo fix
Unclenick is offline  
Old December 8, 2010, 07:29 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: July 15, 2006
Location: Fern Creek ,KY and Metro Louisville at large
Posts: 425
Wild River Barrels made some "Brownells" branded barrels
or atleast they where.

CW Shooters Supply Inc
Machine Shop and Finishing Services to the trade and public
guncrank is offline  
Old December 8, 2010, 08:14 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: April 17, 2009
Posts: 125
I called Brownells, it turns out they are Shaw barrels.
yggorf is offline  
Old December 9, 2010, 11:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: December 4, 1999
Location: WA, the ever blue state
Posts: 4,678
There are great Shaw barrels and terrible Shaw barrels.
Knowing Brownells, they got the good ones.
When Midway started selling Shaw barrels as Addams and Bennett in ~ 2001, I received some amazingly bad barrels. Bent .5" or rough as a cob inside. Then they shipped some good ones.

I have been able to get very good groups with very bad barrels by not letting them get hot and warp, and by cleaning out the Copper fouling. The effort means that the barrel may not be worth my time, but it also means that group size is not a good measure of a barrel.

Even a $260 premium custom barrel that is stress relieved and factory lapped, may quickly Copper foul until broken in.

What does it all mean?
If you are like me and trying to shoot ruminants beyond 500 yards and rodents past 250 yards, then how fast a barrel Copper fouls is a big deal.
But if you are shooting ruminants at 100 yards, then it will not matter much.
Clark is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04639 seconds with 7 queries