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Questions about Accuracy w/stainless barrels

I just read an article that mentioned that stainless barrels are not as accurate as regular steel. Is this true? I had never heard that before. While it wasnt really contained in a technical publication, (rather a general overview of gun attributes) I thought I'd better find out the amswer. They added that SS is difficult to rifle as part of the reason. What say you?

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Questions about Accuracy w/stainless barrels

Although it is harder to make an accurate SS barrel because it is a harder steel, the type of steel does not matter for accuracy. An accurate barrel is an accurate barrel no matter of its parent material. I have been told that a SS barrel will maintain its accuracy over a longer life. Although I have SS barrels on some of my rifles they don't have enough advantages or disadvantages to say I like/dislike them over my regular rifles. I have seen far more inaccurate normal barrels than SS but that takes in account all Mil. surp. as well. Is one more accurate than another? I don't know... my best shooters have SS barrels but they are also on Senderos which are very accurate anyway. I'll see what I can scrape up on the net. Maybe one of the barrel makers will have some answers.

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I was on the Hart barrel website and they make some of the finest barrels in the world. They only use SS for their barrels. World class shooters use their barrels as well as others but I have also found out that every other world class barrel maker are using SS as well as crome-moly.

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Questions about Accuracy w/stainless barrels

Here's what I know. My Ruger M77 all weather rifle with SS barrel with Remington Core-Loks will put every bullet at 200 yards within a 3/4 inch circle. And that's no BS.

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rgr that Mo my rem 7mag 700 bdl ss is the most accurate ,out-of-the-box rifle I have ever owned,I dont know if it is any more accurate than it would have been with a blued steel barrel but I do know that it couldnt be any more accurate than it is!! Thumbs up

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Questions about Accuracy w/stainless barrels

.308 Winchester in a Jarrett varminter-class rifle with a 4X12 Zeiss Diavari on it. Now that's REAL accuracy.

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Questions about Accuracy w/stainless barrels

If the bore is cut with very minimal or no fluctuation, the lands are sharp and even, the chamber is centered to the bore and the crown is square. You most likely have a very good shooting rifle. Whether it be carbon, stainless or synthetic with a steel insert, rifled bore.

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fUZZY DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE with those carbon barrels,seems to me that they are just a steel sleeve wrapped inn carbon,also seems tro me that they would not be as rigid as a normal barrel. Think

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Questions about Accuracy w/stainless barrels

I don't have any experience with them but , I do know the O/D is much larger.

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So, in other words, a barrel that flexes?

No thanks!

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They make them sound like space age tech.i think they are all about aperance and i doubt they will hold up like a stock OTC barrel. Think

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