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Are they good barrels?
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Over the years I have read numerous articles by gun writers who have gotten barrels from ER Shaw.  
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Given what it costs to thread and chamber a barrel, I wouldn't save money by buying a Shaw when a top tier barrel is not that much more.  **Assuming we are talking about a barrel for a bolt gun.
 
I have had great success with Rock Creek barrels, but any of the top tier stuff will do right by you, in product and support.
 
Shaw might be OK, but why risk it?
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I had an AR with a 24" shaw that was very accurate.  Also used a shaw on a 10/22 with excellent results.

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I have heard their semi-auto stuff is better than their bolt gun stuff.
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Wilson Combat runs them in their ARs built to their profile specs and then hand laps them.
Currently one two, 5.56 and 6.8 (and had another 6.8 barrel)
All shoot sub MOA and frankly shoot as good as more expensive AR barrels I have owned including JP, Noveski, etc..

Can't speak to their bolt action barrels but I am quite happy with the AR barrels.
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The same barrel blanks are used for bolt guns as for semiautos. They don't use a different process for boring, reaming, and rifling the barrel depending on the action type it's attached to.

How well the barrel blank is chambered, threaded, and crowned has as much to do with obtainable results as how good the blank is you started with.
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I have read Shaw and Wilson barrels are very comparable.  Not that this really pertains, but I know Wilson makes good barrels as I have had several of them for ARs and they were shooters.  WOA uses Wilson barrels

I am pretty sure AR15 Perfomance uses Shaw barrels and they make very accurate ARs.  Alexander arms I believe uses them as well.
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I used a Shaw barrel in my Savage barrel swap to 338-06.  Based on my experience, I'd do it again.

With my loads, it will shoot .75 five shot groups all day.

Only drawback is their Savage 110 barrel replacement kit only come in 24" magnum contour barrels for the 338-06.  Sporter option is available if you are going with .308 Win.
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It will be a hunting gun 300 win 
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I have used ershaw on a few bolt n ar builds, all shot great.
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You'll do just fine. They aren't bench rest barrels but more than enough for hunting.

I've taken my 338-06 out to 400 yds, which is just beyond MPBR and I can keep five shorts inside of 5" consistently if I'm doing my part.
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i'm running one of their 20"s on a long tom ar-15. it is a very accurate barrel . i don't know if it is super-super super sub /competition MOA but it can do more than need it to.


don't know about their bolt gun barrels as i have never had one.

all the wilson/shaw barrels i have had for the AR have been above the "stocker" norm accurate.

my wilson 9mm keeps putting the rounds in the same hole @50M and everybody and his brother keeps telling me 9mms can't be that accurate--

@100m it opens up some to about a 3" --still way beyond the norm for accuracy in the 9mm , though PPCs are funny beasts to say the least.

i forgot i got a 7.62x39 barrel of theirs too!

the thing is  your sort of running into the limit of a button rifled barrel.

if you want that super sub/sub sob MOA accuracy --you going to have to move out of the button rifled barrels . the button rifled barrels are very accurate the question is are they accurate ENOUGH --

it depends on what you plan on doing with the barrel i suppose.


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I have a 308WIn Shaw barrel on my Mauser and it is quite accurate.  No complaints.

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I've used 3 ER Shaw barrels in different AR builds. I had no complaints with the chrome moly barrels, but the one stainless barrel has given me fits. I think after a few hundred rounds it may settle in and turn into a shooter. If I get MOA accuracy I'm happy. If I get less than MOA, I'm thrilled. I'm happy with 2 barrels, and I may be thrilled with one, but I may be disappointed too.
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