GUN 6.5 Grendel upper... to Shilen or not to Shilen

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  1. Crossett

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    What's the alternative?
     
  3. What do you want to do with it? I believe their normal barrels are ER Shaw. I'm sure the Shilen is an upgrade over that, but how much? I don't know.
     
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    "Factory Barrel"

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    6-800 yards
     
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    reasoning?

    AA says the Shilen is good to 1000, no idea what they rate the "Factory"/Shaw whatever it is.

    That one is also $450 when the Shilen would cost me $130
     
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    That's some distance, and ER Shaw generally sucks pretty hard.

    Personally, I'd consider paying it if you have serious accuracy expectations. Actually...... What's the situation about getting an upper with no barrel?
     
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    no clue, I haven't talked to them yet... still browsing.
     
  9. Well, it's $130 more. Other than the bolt/barrel and magazines there's nothing special to the Grendel. You could use the LW barrel and finish the upper yourself for not much more than what AA wants.

    Take a trip over to the Grendel forums @ 65grendel.com/forums and they talk about barrels extensively. The consensus is that the Shaw barrel is ok, but for serious accuracy work you want something like a Satern or a LW barrel. Also, that's pretty long range, and you might want someting a little longer than what you're looking at. The guys on the Grendel forum have the answers you seek.
     
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    when i get off my ass and start my grendel build,i'm going with the lw barrel,but,i'm also going to order a satern around the same time.the saterns are about 6-12 months out.
     
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