Good accuracy greatly depends on having a quality barrel properly installed. Great pains are taken to insure that you get the best possible accuracy from your custom barrel. To start with, all barrel work is done in a four jaw independent chuck, indicated in to within .0001”. Our reamers are fitted with a complete size range of removable pilots. Only a perfect pilot to bore fit guarantees a concentric chatter free throat. The crown of each barrel is cut with a razor sharp tool then polished and honed for the perfect bullet release. We have tight neck reamers along with short and standard length throats for almost all common target cartridges and we are getting more all the time.
The Below prices includes the barrel and all related installation of the barrel included are polishing and finishing of the new barrel only. Certain procedures such as sights and brake installation will incur additional fees. We can refinish the entire firearm for an additional fee. This service would be discounted and is priced on request. We can obtain barrels from any manufacturer if you have a favorite that’s not mentioned below.
Standard Contoured Barrels
|Bartlein Chrome Moly Match grade||$700.00|
|Bartlein Stainless match grade||$700.00|
|Krieger Chrome Moly||$700.00|
|Krieger Stainless Match||$725.00|
|Shilen Match Grade Chrome Moly||$625.00|
|Shilen Match Grade Stainless Steel||$690.00|
|Shilen Select Match Stainless Steel (Shilen's best barrel)||$700.00|
|Custom and non-standard options, add to the above prices.|
|Any non-standard round contour||$175.00|
|Flute any round barrel, maximum barrel length is 28 inches and maximum flute length is 19 inches||$250.00|
|Barrel cryo treatment, includes shipping to and from cryo center, removal and reinstallation.||$115.00|
|Special throating on a new barrel that we install, add||$65.00|
|Special throating on customer’s existing barrel. This includes removal and reinstallation||$80.00|
|Custom work on your installed Barrel|
|Change cartridge where no thread alterations are required||$135.00|
|Change cartridge including cutting new threads, requiring setting back barrel without indexing||$185.00|
|Change cartridge including cutting new threads, requiring setting back barrel with indexing||$225.00|
Suppressor Grade Muzzle Threading.
We have been manufacturing and installing muzzle devices for over 30 years. Because we do so much of it we have invested a great deal of resources into perfecting the process. If you need the muzzle on your rifle to be threaded for a suppressor or you have a muzzle brake and are looking for someone to install it, our turn around time is a bout 1 week. We can thread for both standard and metric threads left or right hand.
|Suppressor Grade Muzzle Threading||$85.00|
|Thread protector/cap, Blued or stainless||$25.00|
|Fit your brake or devise This includes timing the devise using proper machine work negating the need for crush or peel washers||$125.00|
Rifle Work misc Services
|Remove copper from badly fouled bore||$135.00|
|Free float rifle barrels on average||$45.00|
|Drill and tap most rifles for scopes, including mounting and bore sighting||$85.00|
|Adjust adjustable type triggers||$45.00|
|Lighten and remove creep from non adjustable trigger||$65.00|
|Install Williams or similar style drill and tap iron sights (sights and labor)||$120.00|
|Cut and crown rifle barrel (Lathe cut in 4 Jaw Chuck)||$75.00|
|Cut and crown rifle barrel.(fixture cut at the bench)||$55.00|
|Open rails and rework claw extractors to feed magnum ammo||$65.00|
|Open bolt face on average||$55.00|
|Mill 700 receiver to accept Wyatt magazine box||$115.00|
|Sako style extractor installed on Remington bolts||$185.00|
|M-16 or mini M16 style extractor installed||$185.00|
|3-Position safety installed on most commercial and military surplus actions||$295.00|
Who are we?
We are experienced shooters, reloaders and hunters who have been working in the firearms industry for over 15 years, everything from working for a barrel maker to retail firearms sales. Together, we have been involved in firearms for over 30 years.
The uniformity in our barrels and finish of the bores is second to none. Our rifling machines are so accurate, we can carry the twist rate to the 4th decimal point (example: 11.3642). The process of Single Point Cut Rifling is the most stress free way to rifle a barrel. The twist is exact, where as other forms of rifling can have variances due to the process they use. Also, the bore and groove dimensions are more uniform.
We pre-lap our barrels before rifling and finish lap the barrel after rifling. There is no need or under any circumstances, should you fire lap or do any other sort of bore polishing to the barrel. Contrary to what others say, a lapped barrel will not wear out earlier vs. an unlapped one. In our experience, our barrels will typically last longer than a button barrel, etc.
Who we are
Krieger Barrels Manufactures precision single-point cut-rifled barrels in calibers ranging from .20 through 4 Bore for the best target shooters and custom rifle builders in the world. While we do not manufacture complete rifles, we do make barrels for almost any need including competition rifles, high-grade sporting rifles, high-power service rifle competition, AR-10, AR-15, ammunition test barrels and more.
Since John Krieger first began rifling barrels in 1982, our Barrels have been made in America by shooters and for shooters, continuously supporting and advancing shooting sports in America and across the world.
There is nothing so important to the making of a good barrel as the steel that a barrel maker uses. Early on we realized we had to give the mill our own specifications for our steel, accept the higher cost, and then have each lot heat tested as it came in to assure compliance to our strict requirements.
We started by having exhaustive metallurgical tests run on samples of both good and bad steel to determine, on a molecular level, what made good barrel steel. Having determined this, we met with representatives of the steel mill, the metallurgist, and the heat treater to discuss the results of our findings and to implement the changes that we needed.
For over 30 years this process has never stopped, and Krieger Barrels continues to test and perfect the steel composition and heat treatment regime. We do not offer multiple grades of steel. All of our steel must meet the same standards. We do offer most of our barrels in a choice of either stainless steel or chrome moly. Our stainless and chrome moly barrels are both held to the same standards from initial steel mill quality to final inspection of dimensions and finish.
We rifle all of our barrels using the single-point cut-rifling process. Although our machines are state-of-the-art, the process itself is the oldest and slowest method of rifling a barrel. It’s also the most accurate. The cutter removes approximately .0001 inch, or 1 ten-thousandth of an inch, at each pass, thus taking several hundred passes to rifle a barrel. This method produces almost perfect concentricity between bore and groove, a very uniform twist rate, and induces no stress into the steel that later has to be relieved. Along the same lines, we do absolutely no straightening of our barrels as this would only put stress right back into the steel.
Our barrels are lapped after reaming to remove the tool marks, and then hand-lapped again after rifling. It has been said that if a barrel is cut-rifled correctly, it does not have to be finish lapped, and to some extent this is true. It should not have to be lapped to obtain uniformity of dimensions. This should come from the tooling and procedures used. But there is a slight improvement to the finish achieved by finish lapping, and the lay of the finish is now in the direction of the bullet travel so fouling is greatly reduced, and cleaning is made easier. It takes longer to finish lap, but we do it because it makes a better barrel. We are lapping to finishes under 16 micro-inch in the direction of the bullet travel. In contrast the government requires only a 32 micro-inch finish on its M-14 National Match barrels.