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With a bit of a shortage of US barrels in certain calibers, what's your opion of Trueflight Barrels?

Do they stack up against Bartlein, Kreiger or Broughton?

I realise Trueflight is a Button rifled compared to some cut barrels.

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Shortage?

 

 

Callum (PRS) has loads of Kreiger

 

Mik (Dolphin Rifles) has loads of Bartleins

 

Brian Fox has a number of Bartleins, plus Tru Flite

 

 

Dont discount Border Barrels either from your list

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Don't forget Bergara barrels. I have had a rifle re-barrelled with a Border Archer barrel with good results but it really grates with me that they openly sell their barrels cheaper abroad than domestically and I am not talking about tax levels.

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Armalon are now making barrels with the old Parker hale plant too

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I have a tru flite on a 6.5x47 it shoots as well as any barrel i have owned and i have owned almost all of them. When Neil Mckilop fitted ti he said it was one of truest

barrels he has fitted. To be honest i think as long as you choose a custom barrel maker you won't go far wrong.

RGDS SEAN

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With a bit of a shortage of US barrels in certain calibers, what's your opion of Trueflight Barrels?

Do they stack up against Bartlein, Kreiger or Broughton?

I realise Trueflight is a Button rifled compared to some cut barrels.

I've had a few Trueflites -they cut really nice, they are straight and they've shot well for me (UK 600 yd BR record)

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Armalon are now making barrels with the old Parker hale plant too

And they are excellent barrels too

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walther - germany also !!

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I have a Truflite waiting to go on my 25-06 to replace a Walther that is a Dog. I asked much the same question as you before i bought it and got some very positive feedback. Do a search.

My Truflite has the SG Lands Rifling. I got it from Fox Firearms.

 

Nick.

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I replaces the barrel on my AE with a True-Flite for F-Tr and I would definitely recommend them . I'm looking into a full custom build and True-Flite are on the top of my barrel list...

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I replaces the barrel on my AE with a True-Flite for F-Tr and I would definitely recommend them . I'm looking into a full custom build and True-Flite are on the top of my barrel list...

I am getting my full custom ftr from DCR with a trueflite barrel coming up by the end of this month. Keep you posted!

Can't wait!!! .

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im spinning a coin on saturday to decide on -Bartlein or Truflite in 7mm going to take some good advice from a old boy to help me decide.

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Hi Gary

 

The 2 barrels I was running in on Saturday were a 6BR (Bartlein) and a 6.5x47 (Truefilte)........

 

You saw the groups, neither were bad, so to be honest I would go with either.

 

Cheers

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Hi Gary

 

The 2 barrels I was running in on Saturday were a 6BR (Bartlein) and a 6.5x47 (Truefilte)........

 

You saw the groups, neither were bad, so to be honest I would go with either.

 

Cheers

Bruce- i thought they were both truflites -and yes the groups were very good - but the old man was in charge of the powder -you did the easy bit pulling the trigger :D

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For me 3 makers stand out ,

 

Bartlein

Krieger

Border

 

All cut rifled barrels , I would be very happy with any of them , if the US are difficult to get , order a UK Border 5R and be very happy , I know I would .

Be aware I live in NEW ZEALAND , where Truflite are made .

 

Later Chris

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For me 3 makers stand out ,

 

Bartlein

Krieger

Border

 

All cut rifled barrels , I would be very happy with any of them , if the US are difficult to get , order a UK Border 5R and be very happy , I know I would .

Be aware I live in NEW ZEALAND , where Truflite are made .

 

Later Chris

 

Chris,

 

I'm trying to decode that :) Is that a comment on cut vs button, or a comment on truflight ?

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I have a few AI rifles , all with Border cut barrels , very happy with them , I prefer cut rifled barrels over all the rest for precision , also like 5R , Bartlein and Border do the 5R , ie canted lands etc , I brought Bartlein before they had a big name , and very happy with them .

 

In NZ , some people have good results with trueflite , and some donot , also when a buttoned barrel is the same cost as an imported ( USA ) cut rifled match barrel from K or B , I put my money on the cut barrels every time , even when the wait for a USA made barrel , can be a year or more .

 

In NZ , a trueflite is 1k or 500 GBP , yeap I will look at USA or UK , hope I am now crystal clear .

 

Later Chris

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I visited Truflight in Gisborne whilst on holiday this year, just on off chance they might have a couple of barrels on shelf in the calibre and profile I was looking for. Well there were loads of barrels but none profiled ,no problem says Andy I'll just do them for you now. I went off to transfer some money and came back about an hour later, just about done he says have a cold beer and I'll show you round the shop. {beer fridge in middle of shop].

I came away with two profiled barrels and they didn't cost anything like £500 more like £300 each.

I recently waited six weeks for Border to profile a barrel for me.

 

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I have a few AI rifles , all with Border cut barrels , very happy with them , I prefer cut rifled barrels over all the rest for precision , also like 5R , Bartlein and Border do the 5R , ie canted lands etc , I brought Bartlein before they had a big name , and very happy with them .

 

In NZ , some people have good results with trueflite , and some donot , also when a buttoned barrel is the same cost as an imported ( USA ) cut rifled match barrel from K or B , I put my money on the cut barrels every time , even when the wait for a USA made barrel , can be a year or more .

 

In NZ , a trueflite is 1k or 500 GBP , yeap I will look at USA or UK , hope I am now crystal clear .

 

Later Chris

 

I think crystal-ish. :)

 

It's a comment on button vs cut; not truflite per se?

 

Are your AIs wearing their original barrels? If so, they'll be Lothar or Archer buttons!

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Nothin wrong with Lothar barrels, some of the most accurate rifles ive made have used LW.

 

 

They may be "hard" on reamers - that why I pre bore...

 

But they sure do shoot.

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Nothin wrong with Lothar barrels, some of the most accurate rifles ive made have used LW.

 

 

They may be "hard" on reamers - that why I pre bore...

 

But they sure do shoot.

got one on my rpa and is very accurate indeed.

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