April 25th, 2020

Bartlein Barrels Now Offers Carbon-Wrapped Barrels

Bartlein carbon carbon-wrapped barrel contour GA Precision tactical hunting barrels

Look for a lighter barrel for your latest hunting or PRS/NRL rifle? Well there’s a new option on the market. Bartlein Barrels, makers of premium benchrest, F-Class, tactical, ELR and hunting barrels, is now offering carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. These will be available in a variety of lengths/contours, and multiple carbon colors. Bartlein posted on Facebook: “We are thrilled to announce that Bartlein Barrels is now offering carbon fiber-wrapped barrels! With the help of Mission Specific Worldwide LLC, another Wisconsin-based company, we will be offering these barrels in limited contours and calibers.

Bartlein carbon carbon-wrapped barrel contour GA Precision tactical hunting barrels

Bartlein’s Matt Buettgen told our Forum: “Bartlein Barrels is proud to introduce its new line of Carbon Fiber-wrapped barrels. We will start off with three (3) contours, the #4 Bull Sporter, #13 Rem Varmint, and the #14 M24/M40. Lengths will be 20″, 22″, 24″, and 26″ finished lengths in any twist you like including Gain Twist and Left-Hand Twists. And just to make it a little more interesting, there are four colors: Black, Red, Green, and white/black marble. For more information give us a call at the shop or check out our Facebook Page.”

READ Forum Thread on Bartlein Carbon Fiber-Wrapped Barrels

CLICK HERE for Bartlein Carbon Fiber-Wrapped Barrel Available Stock List

Here is more information from George Gardner of GA Precision:

It’s been a hard thing to keep under wraps, no pun intended. But Bartlein Barrels is now offering carbon-wrapped barrels! We have been helping test these for a few months now and all I can say is they are very impressive. Same Bartlein accuracy and no point of impact shift at all as the barrel warms. Plus as a bonus, GA Precision will be offering colors: Red/Brown, Green and White. These colors really pop against the sunlight and accent various colors offered by composite and painted chassis stocks (see below). These color-wrap barrels are special order for 4-month delivery.

Bartlein carbon carbon-wrapped barrel contour GA Precision tactical hunting barrels

GA Precision already has good inventory of Standard Black Carbon barrels in all four contours in popular calibers and twists. See GA Precision website for details. These are available for immediate delivery.

NOTE: GA Precision currently offers FOUR (4) contours:

Bartlein #4 B Sporter | Bartlein #13 Remington Varmint

Bartlein #14 M/24-M40 | Bartlein 1.200″ Straight

Price is $700 + shipping for standard black carbon wrap, or $750 + shipping for colored carbon wraps.

Bartlein carbon carbon-wrapped barrel contour GA Precision tactical hunting barrels

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September 9th, 2015

New CADEX Two-Stage Trigger from Canada

Cadex two-stage trigger remington adjustable tactical

There’s a new two-stage trigger for Remington and Rem-clone actions from CADEX Defense of Canada. The new CADEX DX2 double-stage trigger adjusts from 1.5 to 5.0 lbs pull weight. Both stages can be adjusted separately through allen-head screws located on the front of the trigger body. The trigger shoe also adjusts fore and aft. The CADEX DX2 is offered in both a standard version (no safety or bolt release) and a version with integral safety and bolt release. The cost of the standard DX2 is 267.95 Canadian dollars, or $202.62 U.S. Dollars at current exchange rates. Add forty dollars (Canadian) for the version with safety and bolt release.

Cadex two-stage trigger remington adjustable tactical
DX2 Dimensions: 7.21cm x 4.42cm x 1.22cm | With Safety/Bolt Release: 7.65cm x 5.23cm x 3.35cm
DX2 Weight: 37.5 grams | With Safety/Bolt Release: 52 grams

Frank Green Tries the CADEX Two-Stage
Frank Green of Bartlein Barrels recently acquired one of the CADEX two-stage triggers and he likes it. Here is his report:

“My CADEX two-stage trigger arrived[.] I installed it into my Badger M2008 action/rifle in 6 Creedmoor. Initial impression is that it’s very nice. You can adjust each stage for pull of weight. You can adjust the position of the trigger shoe and [adjust] for over-travel as well. I think the pricing on the trigger is going to be very competitive and it will be a nice option out there for another two-stage trigger.

I installed it and made no adjustments. Checked it for function and measured some pull weights while the barreled action was out of the stock. Reassembled the whole rifle and again made some pull weight measurements. I recorded the last five and they came in at 2.09, 2.15, 2.15, 2.1 and 2.12 pounds. The little variance I’m going to chalk it up to me and how I pulled on the trigger scale …but it broke clean.”

Cadex two-stage trigger remington adjustable tactical

Cadex two-stage trigger remington adjustable tacticalInstallation Considerations
Frank Green said there may be some clearance issues with some trigger guards: “The CADEX trigger shoe assembly is a tad longer than a stock Remington. In my trigger guard it barely bottomed out/touched in the guard but functioned just fine but to give it a little room I milled .010″ off the bottom of the shoe. My trigger guard is a Defiance. I’d have to throw the trigger onto a Remington rifle/trigger guard assembly and a Badger bottom metal to see if it does the same thing but [this] is minor in my opinion.

You need a T6 Allen wrench to adjust the trigger shoe location. I had to move my shoe forward just a tad from how it came out of the package. When pulling the trigger it would just touch the back of the trigger guard.”

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December 1st, 2013

Get 10% Discount at Sinclair International with Code EBJ

Did you miss Black Friday? Well don’t fret. Sinclair International is still offering 10% off all orders of $149.00 or more. This hefty discount is valid through 11:59 pm on Monday, December 2, 2013. There are many good deals to be had. Remington 700 Short Action receivers are on sale for $389.99. Forum member JohnHenry notes that Sinclair has benchrest LV 1:14″-twist 6mm Bartlein barrels on sale for $299.99, and you’ll get an additional 10% off with Discount Code EBJ. Use Code EBJ at checkout to save today and on Cyber-Monday (12/2/2013).

Sinclair Int'l black friday cyber-monday discount code Bartlein Barrels Remington

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May 23rd, 2013

Bartlein Delivers Precious Metals to NorCal Rifle Club

Norcal NPPRC Bartlein BarrelsNeed a premium cut-rifled barrel? Be prepared to wait six months or more. However, if you were a member of the NorCal Practical Precision Rifle Club (NCPPRC) you’d be sitting pretty right now. After receiving a boatload of new Bartleins (31 by our count), NPPRC’s Vu Pham announced on Facebook: “Our first batch of Bartlein Barrels has arrived!! This is less than 1/3 of our 2013 Club order!”

That’s an impressive supply of precious metal to be sure. Are those Bartleins worth their weight in gold? Not quite, but Vu and crew definitely have reason to celebrate. We hope all the folks at NCPPRC shoot lots of good scores with all those pretty new tubes. Yes, you could say we have “barrel envy” now.

Norcal NPPRC Bartlein Barrels

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November 29th, 2011

Bartlein Barrels Sponsors U.S. F-Class Open Rifle Team

Bartlein BarrelsBartlein Barrels is giving the U.S. F-Class Open Rifle Team over $15,000 worth of barrels. Shiraz Balolia, Team Captain states: “We are lucky in the United States to have a company that produces such precisely crafted barrels. Bartlein’s sponsorship affords our team every advantage to bring home the gold in the 2013 World Championships. These barrels are superior!” Many of the top F-Class shooters in the world have a Bartlein in their barrel inventory. In the recent European Championships, nine out of the top 10 shooters used Bartlein barrels. Numerous world and U.S. national records have been set with Bartlein barrels, and the U.S. Team highly recommends them.

The U.S. team Captain, Shiraz Balolia, knows first hand how Bartlein barrels perform. Check out the Captain’s 300-yard National Record set in 2008 using his custom 6XC rifle outfitted with a Bartlein barrel. In a registered match, he shot an absolute perfect score on an F-Class target: 200 with 20 Xs. He then kept shooting, as allowed by NRA rules, and shot six more Xs before a 10 leaked out! (Target photo below.) More recently, Robert Bock, the previous U.S. F-Class Open Team Captain, set a new 1000-yard record, 150 with 12 Xs, at the 2011 F-Class Nationals in Lodi, WI.

Bilolia Record Bartlein Barrel 6XC

The U.S. F-Class team thanks Bartlein Barrels for their generous sponsorship and invites all shooting enthusiasts to visit the team’s website, USfclass.com and watch as the team continues to prepare for the World Championships.

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April 14th, 2011

Bartlein Donates $14K Worth of Barrels to USA Benchrest Team

Bartlein BarrelsBartlein Barrels leads the way among companies supporting American competitors at the 2011 World Benchrest Championships in France. Bartlein Barrels has made a significant donation to this year’s American team — over $14,000.00 worth of match barrels. In dollar value, this is the single largest donation to the team from any source. Each Team USA member will receive four (4) barrels in their set-up of choice. We commend the folks at Bartlein Barrels for generously supporting the United States Benchrest Shooting Team.

World Benchrest Championship USA Team Members Selected
Listed below are the names of the team members who represent the United States at the 2011 World Benchrest Championship (WBC-11). The Championship will be held August 23-27, 2011 in Volmerange, Les Mines, France. USA Team members were selected through points accumulated at five qualifying matches in 2010.

Team 1 – Tony Boyer, Larry Costa, Gene Bukys, Chris Harris
Team 2 – Mike Ratigan, Jack Neary, Andy Shifflett, Wayne Campbell
Team 3 – Tim Oltersdorf, Dave Coots, Rabon Stewart Jr., Larry Baggett
Alternates: Bob Hammack, Don Nielson, Lou Murdica, Greg Reed | Honorary Captain: Walt Berger

World Benchrest Championship France

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