TC custom barrel source(s)
Hi guys and gals,
I'm looking for advice on where to get a custom barrel for a TC Pro Hunter. I've checked the websites, but want some hands on info from those who have already been down this road.
I'm thinking .223 Remington in a bull barrel with a 1:9 twist.
Tell me what you've learned from your experiences with the custom shops.
Do you want the best?
Do you mind waiting a while?
My opinion only:
Fast (about a month), relatively cheap, some complaints on the net - EABCO, Coyote Guns, T/C Custom Shop
Fast (under a month, immediate if in stock), not so cheap, only a very few complaints - Match Grade Machine (formerly Virgin Valley)
Slow (sometimes almost a year wait), not so cheap, excellent qualtiy - On Target Technologies, Bullberry, SSK, Bellm TC's
Me personally, I went with Match Grade Machine and only ever had one problem with a barrel and it wasn't really the barrel's fault. I was shooting cheap .223 ammo that was more suited to an AR-15 than a match .223 chamber and had failure to extract problems. Quality ammo shot fine, but I was hoping to shoot the cheap stuff. I received most barrels in a few weeks and all were of excellent quality. All shot sub-MOA easily.
Thanks for the info guys. Exactly what I was looking for.
Still accepting more info if anyone else wants to sing out.
Thanks Busted and Kay9 for your help. Now I've got sensory overload!!!!!!
Better too much than not enough.