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As a former top level archer I was constantly asked questions on tuning,shooting form and equipment setup. As far as equipment and tuning I always stated my objective was to hit the center of the center and as long as that happened the rest didn't mean anything.
Who cares what the barrel looks like? I want to know how does it shoot?
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My Lilja three groove didn't have a mirror finish but it stopped fouling after eight rounds, incredibly accurate. Are you going to add something new to your posts or continue to cry?
Don't like it, it will move in the classifieds.
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Proof is in the shooting. After a long hard winter up in Maine I was able to shoot the Lilja 3 groove barrel in 300 Winchester mag. First a proper breakin (15) shots clean every shot (15)shots clean every third shot (15) shots clean every fifth shot By now it should have been good enough to start to see how it grouped. First 3 shots 70grains H4831 180gr Sierra match group size 1 1/8" Second 3 shots 72gr H4831 178gr Hornady "A" Max group size 1" Third group 75gr H4831 168gr Berger VLD group size 1.10" Forth group 72gr H4831 Berger 185gr VLD group size 1 1/8" This completed the first day with Lilja barrel. As far as being a top match grade barrel so far it is not shooting as good as the Factory Savage barrel that came new on the gun. I will keep you posted as I try more loads. So far it shoots like it looked not very good. I think this barrel should shoot 1/2"(3)shot groups with everything and a lot less with the right load.
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I'm very happy with my lilja stainless .308 10" barrel. I have it chambered in .308 Norma and it will shoot half inch 3 shot groups from a sporter weight barrel (73.5gn H4831sc 165 gn Nosler BT). It cleans up so easily I wish I had discovered stainless sooner.
My only dissapointement, I can only fire about 6 shots before accuracy suffers from the combined effect of 450 grains of burnt powder and I have to let the barrel cooool.
I have a friend who reloads for the .300 Win Mag. He is getting good results using Reloder 22.
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Proof is in the Shooting. 2nd trip to the range with Lilja barrel. After a fouling shot. 1st group 79gr H1000 180 Sierra match kings Federal 215M oal 3.430 size 1.10" 2nd group 74.5gr IMR 4831 178gr Hornady "A" Max Fed 215M oal 3.435 1.25" 3rd group 75gr H4831 168 gr Berger VLD Fed 215M oal 3.555 1.00" 4th group 73gr IMR 4831 180gr Sierra match king Fed 215M oal 3.430 size 1.20" 5th group 78gr H1000 180gr Sierra Game King Fed 215M oal 3.400 size 1.50" This completed the test for the second day at the range. The barrel is still not shooting as well as it should. Or as good as the old Savage barrel. I will keep you posted as I keep shooting it.
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IF DAN LILJA SAYS ITS OK THEN IT'S OK.....IF THERE WERE A PROBLEM
DON'T YOU THINK HE WOULD MAKE IT RIGHT????? TO LOOK DOWN A HOLE
AND SAY THIS IS BAD IS LIKE LOOKING AT A WOMAN ON THE STREET AND
SAYING SHE IS A EVIL BITCH WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING HER NAME AND ALL THESE GUNJSMITHS WITH BORE SCOPES USING THEM TO SELL NEW BARRELS IS
REALLY SHAMEFUL AS HERE IN BILLINGS WE HAVE ONE THAT CANT TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A NEW AND SHOT OUT BARREL BUT IS WILLING TO SELL
A NEW $600 BARREL BASED ON THE SCOPE....PUT THE BARREL ON AND SHOOT
IT OR SELL IT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sharps, If you had taken time to read the last (2) posts that is just what I am doing.
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You have made it very clear you have it out for Dan Lilja.This is the first and only time I have read a complaint about the accuracy of a lilja barrel. SO I don't think I am alone when I say I doubt the validity of your shooting test. I suspect it is either the shooter or the gunsmith in this case if it really doesn't shoot.