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Contour #3 in Chrome Moly or Stainless Steel

All the loving care of the best stockmaker and the meticulous attention to detail of the master machinist will not make a gun shoot any straighter than the accuracy capability of the barrel used. And, it is the insides of a barrel, that very small and vital area of lands and grooves over which the gunsmith has no control, that can determine whether the finished work of art is for shooting - or “just for looks”.

Craftsmanship . . . not price . . . determines the quality of a barrel. But, by the same token, the customer willing to spend the money for a custom gun is shortsighted indeed, if he starts economizing and orders “just any old barrel so long as it’s cheap”. Furthermore, he is jeopardizing your reputation as a gun builder by making such a request.

We, as your supplier, are laying our reputation (and yours, too!) on the line by offering you barrel blanks. They have got to be good or we are in trouble! Big trouble!! We must never sell you anything but that which will enlarge your stature with your trade. And, we feel that the Brownell Barrel, made for us by Ed Shilen, will do just that! Shilen barrels, either chrome moly or Stainless, are rifled with six lands and grooves by the “Cold Forming” process using carbide dies made in Shilen’s own plant under the most rigid controls. This rifling method achieves extremely close inside uniformity from breech to muzzle. Finished barrels are air-gauge inspected (air-gauged sensitivity is .00005" - five-one-hundred-thousandths!) and 6X borescope in- spected. All barrels, .22 through .30 caliber have groove tolerances within .0005" and uniformity within .0003" No straightening is done, and all barrels are completely stress-relieved. All stainless steel barrels are hand lapped at the factory.

Only those barrels passing all spec tests are offered to the trade. Any barrel even slightly “suspect” is started through the production process again and bored to a large caliber. In no other way can quality and reputation be maintained. Slightly more expensive to produce - but vastly greater in quality and ultimate performance.

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Big Book Catalog, Issue:67, Page:169
New Product Supplement, Issue:571, Page:002

SPECS: 4140 chrome-moly or 416 Stainless Steel. METRIC: 1 " (2.5cm), 1 lb. (.45kg).

Special Orders: If no Stock # is shown in the chart, that barrel must be ordered on a Special Order basis. Special Orders require Full Payment in Advance and are non-cancelable and non-refundable. Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. Not shipped prepaid.

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20 CAL. 12 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-000-017WB
.204, 12 Twist, CM
787000017.204, 12 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 20123CM

$191.99

Out of Stock

Caliber: 20 Caliber (.204)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-12

.22 CAL. 9 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-224-093WB
.224, 9 Twist, CM
787224093.224, 9 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 2293CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 22 Caliber (.223-.224)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-9

.22 CAL. 12 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-224-123WB
.224, 12 Twist, CM
787224123.224, 12 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 22123CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 22 Caliber (.223-.224)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-12

.22 CAL. 14 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-224-143WB
.224, 14 Twist, CM
787224143.224, 14 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 22143CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 22 Caliber (.223-.224)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-14

.224 14 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-922-143WB
.224, 14 Twist, SS
787922143.224, 14 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 224143SS

$271.99

In Stock

Caliber: 22 Caliber (.223-.224)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-14

6MM 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-243-103WB
6mm, 10 Twist, CM
7872431036mm, 10 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 6MM103CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 243/6 mm (.243)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

6MM 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-924-103WB
6mm, 10 Twist, SS
7879241036mm, 10 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 6MM103SS

$271.99

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Caliber: 243/6 mm (.243)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

.257 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-257-103WB
.257, 10 Twist, CM
787257103.257, 10 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 257103CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 25 Caliber (.257)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

.257 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-925-103WB
.257, 10 Twist, SS
787925103.257, 10 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 257103SS

$271.99

In Stock

Caliber: 25 Caliber (.257)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

6.5MM 9 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-264-093WB
6.5mm, 9 Twist, CM
7872640936.5mm, 9 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 65MM93CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 264/6.5 mm (.264)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-9

6.5MM 9 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-926-093WB
6.5mm, 9 Twist, SS
7879260936.5mm, 9 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 6593SS

$271.99

In Stock

Caliber: 264/6.5 mm (.264)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-9

.270 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-270-103WB
.270, 10 Twist, CM
787270103.270, 10 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 270103CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 270/6.8 mm (.277)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

.270 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-927-103WB
.270, 10 Twist, SS
787927103.270, 10 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 270103SS

$271.99

In Stock

Caliber: 270/6.8 mm (.277)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

7MM 9 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-284-093WB
7mm, 9 Twist, CM
7872840937mm, 9 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 7MM93CM

$191.99

Out of Stock View Alternatives

Caliber: 284/7 mm (.284)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-9

7MM 9 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-928-093WB
7mm, 9 Twist, SS
7879280937mm, 9 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 7MM93SS

$271.99

In Stock

Caliber: 284/7 mm (.284)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-9

7MM 11 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-284-113WB
7mm, 11 Twist, CM
7872841137mm, 11 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 7MM113CM

$191.99

Out of Stock

Caliber: 284/7 mm (.284)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-11

.30 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-308-103WB
.30, 10 Twist, CM
787308103.30, 10 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 30103CM

$191.99

In Stock

Caliber: 30 Caliber (.308)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

.30 CAL. 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-930-103WB
.30, 10 Twist, SS
787930103.30, 10 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 30103SS

$271.99

In Stock

Caliber: 30 Caliber (.308)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

.338 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-338-103WB
.338, 10 Twist, CM
787338103.338, 10 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 338103CM

$191.99

Out of Stock

Caliber: 338 Caliber (.338)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

338 10 TWIST #3 CONTOUR STAINLESS
787-933-103WB
.338, 10 Twist, SS
787933103.338, 10 Twist, SS

Mfr Part: 338103SS

$284.99

Out of Stock - Special Order View Alternatives

Caliber: 338 Caliber (.338)

Contour: #3

Material: Stainless Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-10

.257 12 TWIST #3 CONTOUR CM
787-257-123WB
.257, 12 Twist, CM
787257123.257, 12 Twist, CM

Mfr Part: 257123CM

$159.99 $201.99

Discontinued Only 1 left.

Caliber: 25 Caliber (.257)

Contour: #3

Material: Chrome Moly Steel

Style: Match-Grade

Twist: 1-12

CONTOUR #3 BARREL...BY SHILEN