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Old 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM   #1
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What's your experience? I'm going to be building a couple of rifles and am finding that the number of vendors is limitless. My FFL is pending so I will be buying retail. Also, probably going to be using Bartlein barrels. Thanks.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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Lilja, Hart, Bartlein, Pac-Nor, Shilen, Krieger, Shaw, Douglas, would pretty much wrap up the top names.
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:48 PM   #3
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I use Bobby Hart with Hart and sons, no complaints !!
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:00 PM   #4
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Bugholes
https://www.bugholes.com/category-s/1818.htm
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:11 PM   #5
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IF you have everything else in place (sales tax stuff, DBA or LLC setup, etc.) you may be able to go ahead and setup accounts with some wholesalers and just not purchase firearms until the FFL arrives.
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:14 PM   #6
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:57 PM   #7
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IF you have everything else in place (sales tax stuff, DBA or LLC setup, etc.) you may be able to go ahead and setup accounts with some wholesalers and just not purchase firearms until the FFL arrives.
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contact barrel makers and enter into an agreement where you will buy a minimum of say 10 barrels per year. Instead of paying $345 retail, you can purchase barrels for around $275. I use to do this with HART back in the day as part of their dealers program.

Only problem is waiting since some barrel makers have a 9 month delivery time. If you need a barrel now, buy from Bugholes.
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Old 05-09-2018, 05:35 PM   #8
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Coreshooting is another good source.
I haven’t bought from OTM Tactical but they also have parts.
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:38 PM   #9
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What about shilen?
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:37 AM   #10
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Bugholes for no wait. However, I cruise longerangehunting.come and 6mmbr.com and have bought quite a few blanks from guys on those sights without issue as stuff occasionally pops up that I'm looking for $25-$50 cheaper than retail.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:57 AM   #11
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https://matchgrademachine.com/
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:44 AM   #12
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WTO keeps a few on hand as well and located in Texas
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:35 PM   #13
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Thanks for the replies everybody!
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:20 PM   #14
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Thanks again everybody. I bought a Bartlein barrel from Gary at Bugholes. Nice transaction with him. UPS misplaced the barrel for about a week but he got that straightened out.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:18 AM   #15
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Hawk hill would be my first choice second would be Krieger third would be bartlein
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:21 AM   #16
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Bugholes is awesome. Red Hawk Rifles is another source and so is CORE shooting solutions and Grizzly Industrial.


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Old 06-11-2018, 06:41 AM   #17
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I have an x-caliber on the way,well two more months out. Its a profit for a savage. Lots of good talk about these guys so I gave them a chance.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:52 AM   #18
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Last few barrels I have ordered were from Bruno's Shooting Supply. They have free shipping and sales on Krieger's every now and then. Now it's just making time to thread and chamber this one into a 280 AI
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:00 AM   #19
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I found good prices on bartlein and proof with red hawk rifles. If I was going brux I would of used bugholes
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Old 06-11-2018, 08:39 PM   #20
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