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    Brux Barrels

    Erik Cortina put up a Youtube that is an interview with one of the owners of Brux barrels. Erik stated a number of the long range winners were using Brux barrels. I didn't watch the entire video because of other events interfering but will go back to it when I get the chance. What I did glean was the lad speaking favors the old fashioned 4 groove style and a lot of the winning barrels last year were 4 groove.

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    well define "long range"
    this is a benchrest site, not f class
    2021 ibs nationals for 1000 yards
    lite gun 66 shooters 5 brux
    hvy gun 66 shooters 3 brux

    bat actions krieger and bartlien bbls, nightforce scopes

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    Gents,

    William Hambly-Clark, in his book "Centerfire Rifle Accuracy" talks of using 4 groove barrels exclusively as they are far easier to dial-in when setting up to chamber, if one is inclined to indicate off the bore directly. Made sense to me, so that's what I started using for my customers guns. Could explain the success of 4 groovers if others feel the same.

    I do still have a soft spot for Lilja 3 grooves, though...

    Justin
    Last edited by Zebra13; 01-22-2022 at 02:38 PM.

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    A number of folks are having good success with Brux barrels in IBS score competition as well as a number of other makers. I think most all the makers are making good barrels and every now and then they make great ones. Be thankful when you get one of the great ones!

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    Well said Steve

    Quote Originally Posted by steve stanley View Post
    A number of folks are having good success with Brux barrels in IBS score competition as well as a number of other makers. I think most all the makers are making good barrels and every now and then they make great ones. Be thankful when you get one of the great ones!
    I've never used a Brux but I've had one each great barrel from Hart, Pacnor, Krieger, Shilen and Rock Creek. I've never used any of the other makers I just mentioned with my CF rifles. I tried another brand in 16 twist but it wasn't competitive. I complained and the maker said "I tried one once on a Hunter Gun and it wouldn't shoot either" but he wouldn't take back the one he sold me. I never bough another of his barrels .

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    Gents,

    William Hambly-Clark, in his book "Centerfire Rifle Accuracy" talks of using 4 groove barrels exclusively as they are far easier to dial-in when setting up to chamber, if one is inclined to indicate off the bore directly. Made sense to me, so that's what I started using for my customers guns. Could explain the success of 4 groovers if others feel the same.

    I do still have a soft spot for Lilja 3 grooves, though...

    Justin
    Dialed in is dialed in. Obviously 4 groove is quicker. I've done thousands of 5 groove and it doesn't take me any longer to dial them in than a 4 groove. 3 groove Lilja's can/will drive a man to drink but you get them dialed in and go to work.

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    is Brux still available only through one supplier and not the company?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    is Brux still available only through one supplier and not the company?
    Yes, you can get them about anywhere ...... Jim

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    It's been awhile but I ordered direct from the maker on my last one. Nice people, really on top of customer service!

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    IME, Brux barrels are about as good as they get. They definitely make a very good barrel. We are blessed to have several choices of TOP FLIGHT barrels available to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra13 View Post
    Gents,

    William Hambly-Clark, in his book "Centerfire Rifle Accuracy" talks of using 4 groove barrels exclusively as they are far easier to dial-in when setting up to chamber, if one is inclined to indicate off the bore directly. Made sense to me, so that's what I started using for my customers guns. Could explain the success of 4 groovers if others feel the same.

    I do still have a soft spot for Lilja 3 grooves, though...

    Justin
    My best Barrel ever was a 3 groove, unfortunately it was also my shortest lived barrel because I had to cram a ridiculous amount of powder in the 6PPC... so much that I can't even say in order to get it to shoot... the hotter I fed it the better it shot... That lasted about 800 rounds and done. What a waste. I love 5 groove Bartlein's.

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