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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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green mountain barrels

do any of you shoot these? if so are they worth it.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 03:04 PM
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Re: green mountain barrels

Green mountain barrels are better than most production barrels. There are better barrels than Green Mountain, but the cost is multiplied.

It really depends on your purpose. If you want a good hunting gun, green mountain is good, or if you want to set a new world 100yd bench gun record, you'll need a better barrel. Just as there is fast twist for conicals and slow twist for round balls, there are different configurations of rifling for different purposes. Round bottom rifling seems to make it easier to keep the bore clean for shooting several consecutive shots,

Most green mountain barrels for round balls are capable of three inch groups at 100 yds. But to get to that point, there are so many other factors, barrel crown, loading consistency, ignition consistency and speed, sight picture, and shooter.
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Re: green mountain barrels

Brad Emig uses Green Mountain barrels on his semi-custom, Yorktown rifles. I started with a .50 cal.(son's rifle now) and now shoot a .54 cal. Yorktown, and have harvested whitetails from Virginia to Quebec with these rifles.

I've built a few rifles since using Green Mountain barrels, and have never been disappointed with grouping results. As Zimmer suggests, a GM barrel isn't intended for record-setting scores from the bench, but for harvesting limb bacon to whitetails, a Green Mountain barrel will do the job effectively.

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Re: green mountain barrels

i got 4 green mountain barrels and they all shoot as good as i can on a bench 3 holes touching

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2011, 12:10 AM
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Re: green mountain barrels

Brad uses mostly colerain barrells now but I know that the military uses green mtn bbls in some of their spec opps guns

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Re: green mountain barrels

I have a 50Cal GM 1-70 twist that I replaced my original T\C barrel with. I will vouch the 3" groups at 100yds.

This barrel will shoot the Hornady 240gr. Conical just as good as a PRB, and because of the deep rifling, you don't have to swab it until 6 or 7 shots.
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