September 24th, 2008

Bartlein Barrels Reviewed by Whitley

Precision Shooting Bartlein BarrelsPrecision Shooting magazine’s February ’07 issue featured an excellent write-up about Bartlein Barrels. Bartlein is producing some really outstanding barrels these day. Click HERE to read the story, by Robert Whitley. FYI, the barrel on Richard Franklin’s 300 Varminter in the featured story above was 32″, straight-contour, 15-twist Bartlein.

We were sufficiently impressed with reports about Bartlein barrels from top smiths such as Alan Warner, Grey Tannel, and Richard Franklin, that we chose Bartlein to produce two barrels for’s 6×47/6.5×47 Lapua test gun now in the works.

The two founders of Bartlein are Tracy Bartlein and Frank Green. Both men worked at Krieger Barrels for many years. Bartlein employs advanced CNC machining techniques to produce barrels that are super-straight and dimensionally uniform. Alan Warner says the Bartlein barrel he installed on his wife’s 6.5-284 F-Classer shoots close to 1/4 MOA at 600 yards and cleans up easily. Richard Franklin told us the Bartleins he’s received have been outstanding. Robert Whitley has ordered eight Bartlein barrels, and he reports they are “great on the outside [and] when bore scoped, looked perfect on the inside as well”.