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Old 12-02-2005, 11:55 AM
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Anyone have experiance with Pac Nor barrels? Pros? Cons?

Im about to send my action off to them to rebarrel it and want to hear about others experiance with them.

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Old 12-02-2005, 01:38 PM
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I don't have any personal experience with them, but they make great barrels according to most of the sources that I have. Here's something to think about though, the top 50 benchrest shooters in the world used the following barrels:


The reason it adds up to more than 50 is that some of the shooters have two guns. Alot of the rifle's performance lies with the man who installs, chambers and sets up the barrel, but I'm sure that you know this. Good luck with your project.
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Old 12-02-2005, 02:44 PM
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I have a PacNor on my semi-custom .223rem hvy bbl ... and it's very nice, especially for the price. I could not imagine that, for a non-benchrest rifle, that you'd need or want for anything more than they offer. Great accuracy, and almost no fouling. I'm not offering these compliments on PacNor in comparison to any other custom bbl maker's offerings ... just stating that they ARE great bbls... and I've no reason to go to anyone other than PacNor for future projects.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kbebout
Anyone have experiance with Pac Nor barrels? Pros? Cons?

Im about to send my action off to them to rebarrel it and want to hear about others experiance with them.

I got a sendero barrel from them pre-chambered and threaded for a .338 Lapua Mag in Ruger #1.
I am very pleased with it.
I was very impressed at how tight the chamber is. Fired round necks are only .004" larger than a loaded round, nothing like a factory chamber.
If I do another one I think I will give them the extra $150 to install the barrel. It is a pain in the butt on a #1. I wouldn't do it for someone else for $150.

To sum it up I highly recommend them.

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Old 12-02-2005, 04:47 PM
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I have acouple of chris' barrels and have been pleased with them. Very smooth with very little fouling. Both are 6mm and they get shot alot. Will bee sending him an a win 70 action to barrel this winter.
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:41 AM
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Hello Kbebout,
For more years than I would admit I have shot long range matches and used many brands of barrels over the years and shot Pac Nor barrels. They are a fine barrel I would say, but for my money the very best you can purchase today is a Krieger Barrel. They delivered outstanding accuracy over a longer period of time than any other barrel I have used. All of my shooting has been done w/ the 308 or the 223.
I would say that my last 223 gun was w/ a Douglas barrel, stainless, 26" long, one in 7 twist and it delivered outstanding accuracy. Don't think you could wear it out. Friend had to have it and he paid the price!! Just my thoughts.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:57 PM
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Chris and Penny over at PacNor are commited in doing and caring for their customers. I have them fitting their barrel #3 22" to my model 70 CRF receiver in a .338-06 chambering at the moment. It has taking some time but it was a communcation problem and they will eagerly make the correction from a flat-faced to a cone-breech and lapp and true my action. I had them do the super match which is a highly polished bore for a extra 20 bucks. I thought of Kreiger and Hart and Lilja and from all I gathered for a field rifle this is about as good as it gets for a barrel. Money well spent I figure-good shootin.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:04 PM
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Pac Nor barrels

I have a Pac Nor bbl on a 25-06 Ackley. It is stainless and was cryogenically treated before installation by Darrel Holland in Powers, OR. It shoots very well and is easy to clean. Much more so than the Kreiger that I have on a 280 Ackley, but the latter is Chrome Moly steel. That is not to put down the Kreiger as they are excellent bbls. Nevertheless, my 25/06 cleans in half the time.

As an aside, I have a CZ 527 in a 204 that I will give an opinion on if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:13 PM
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I have about five Pacnors and all shoot well. Wouldn't hesitate to order another.
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