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    6.5 Grendel vs 264 lbc what are the differences?

    I am looking at 2 barrels for my grendel build
    Midway's 20" Shilen 6.5G
    Midway's 20" Satern 264 lbc

    What are the differences Chamber wise?, and how does it effect reloading?

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    Main difference is the throat length the chambers are pretty much the same the Grendel throat handles a wider array of bullets compared to the lbc

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    It's pretty minute. There's a small difference in the throat angle, and the neck. You shouldn't have any problems reloading.

    Is Satern even in business anymore? I thought they went under? Might want to stick to a barrel that the manufacturer will stand behind unless the price differnce is extreme?

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    Satern is still in business...they make nice cut-rifled barrels
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    The compound throat angle in the SAAMI-spec for the Grendel gives the bullet a chance to be centered more precisely with the bore than even the tightest safely attainable neck diameter. The .300" diameter neck in the chamber allows for very good reliability with a wide variety of ammunition.

    The result is an interesting combination of intrinsic accuracy and reliability.
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    So the Shilen 20" Match Barrel 6.5G
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/833...cm_vc=wishList

    Should shoot as good as the Satern 264 lbc I'm looking at
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/983...cm_vc=wishList

    Or am I reading too much into it

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    My guess is they will both be shooters...I would not hesitate to take a Shilen (and I am partial to cut rifled barrels).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JASmith View Post
    The compound throat angle in the SAAMI-spec for the Grendel gives the bullet a chance to be centered more precisely with the bore than even the tightest safely attainable neck diameter. The .300" diameter neck in the chamber allows for very good reliability with a wide variety of ammunition.

    The result is an interesting combination of intrinsic accuracy and reliability.
    I spent a fair amount of time last month searching for a drawing of this compound chamber, but found none.

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    Both are match grade barrels, both will shoot .5MOA or better on average. The Satern is a cut rifle barrel and will erode slower than the button rifle barrel, therefore giving a longer accuracy life. I shoot both and enjoy both but in this case I would go with the Shilen.
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