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MGM Barrel #210255 02/11/2021 12:52 PM
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Has anyone ever ordered from MGM for a contender or Encore barrel? If so, what was the timeline on the build? I ordered 12/23/20, had my CC charged on the 25th, and so far nothing. Left a message yesterday early in the day (no one answered) and haven?t heard back yet.

Thanks in advance.

PH

Re: MGM Barrel [Re: PythonHunter] #210257 02/11/2021 2:31 PM
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Got a drawer full of them. Good barrels, good folks. Takes an average of about 90 days to get one after ordering.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Russell] #210258 02/11/2021 2:42 PM
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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: KYODE] #210259 02/11/2021 2:58 PM
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Done 20+ over the years. Quality has varied from really good to oh well it goes bang.

The early Schillen blank barrels I had were by far the best. Most shot 1/2" at 100 or better. The Green Mtn units I had fouled really bad and were not as good as a factory barrel in my opinion. They are doing their own blanks now and I have seen mixed reviews. I started to order a Contender 44 Mag carbine barrel the other day and it was more than a complete Henry Rifle for the barrel so I just purchased a complete gun.
At one point they were a bit more inclined to make deals and work with cut off shorts. This made for some good bundles and good prices. Think that train has left the station.
If you order one let me know how it does.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: H2OBUG] #210260 02/11/2021 8:58 PM
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I think those are the "We have arrived" prices.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Sawfish] #210261 02/11/2021 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the responses. I ordered it in hopes of getting a couple months worth of shooting before heading out west for a competition this June, so the 90 days should work.

I just picked up a 9mm for a contender on a trade (I don?t have a Contender, but it covered the trade difference) but I?ve never shot one. I?m anxious to see what they are capable of.

Thanks again - PythonHunter

Re: MGM Barrel [Re: PythonHunter] #210262 02/11/2021 11:19 PM
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I had a 460 S&W made by them. Best barrel I ever had on that Pro Hunter. I didn't have many, but it was by far the best. Well worth the wait.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Raptortrapper] #210263 02/12/2021 1:44 AM
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RECENTLY ACQUIRED A 9 INCH BLUE ENCORE MGM BARREL IN 357 MAG WITH A 4 SCREW MOUNT. HAVEN'T USED IT YET BUT I SURE LIKE THE WAY IT LOOKS AND IS MADE. FOR THE LOADS FOR THIS BARREL I PLAN TO USE REM 7 1/2 PRIMERS, WHICH I HAVE SEVERAL THOUSAND OF (IIRC) AND NOT HAVE TO USE ANY OF MY SP PRIMERS.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: 45MAN] #210265 02/12/2021 2:35 AM
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I have 2 MGM's.

13" 44MAG and 10" 357MAG

Both are extremely accurate and both came within the timeframe given by MGM.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: PsTaN] #210266 02/12/2021 5:11 AM
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I've had several barrels done by them now. In my experience, MGM tends to deliver the barrels towards the longer end of the timeframe they estimate. The more features you want on your barrel, like fluting, muzzlebrakes, and cerakote do seem to drag out the delivery date, understandably so.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Chance Weldon] #210275 02/14/2021 2:35 AM
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24? Encore Rifle Barrel in .358 Winchester
12? EncorePistol Barrel in .358 Winchester
12? Contender Pistol Barrel in .357 Mag
14? Contender Pistol Barrel .35 Remington
9? Encore Pistol Barrel in .500 S&W
14? Encore Pistol Barrel in .460 S&W
15? Encore Pistol Barrel in .30-06 Spr
27? Encore Rifle Barrel in 6.5-06 A-Square

All took about 6 weeks to make. And I?ve been exceptionally pleased with how they were willing to build exactly the dimensions, contour, base and Forend screw spacing, etc. that I wanted. Accuracy has been better than factory by far!


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Zee] #210279 02/14/2021 6:07 PM
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i ordered a mgm 375 win barrel and it took about six weeks and i am very happy with the accuracy of the barrel. fit and finish is very good and u can order them however you want them.
price is reasonable for getting exactly what you want.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: gunslingerdad] #210289 02/15/2021 3:40 AM
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Thank you all again. I am anxious to get it that?s for sure, and patience has never been my strongest point.

PH

Re: MGM Barrel [Re: PythonHunter] #210295 02/15/2021 3:48 PM
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My son Brad ordered a 375 win from them about three weeks ago. When his arrives I will be able to tell you to the day how long it took for his.


still Dave Thomas, just an alias so the gov't dont find me
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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: gunslingerdad] #210406 04/10/2021 4:40 PM
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Worth the wait. My .260 barrel shoots .25" or less.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: reflex264] #210443 04/19/2021 3:09 AM
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It made it! Have the scope mounted, ammo loaded, and now I need a free evening. Hoping Wednesday with a little luck.

Re: MGM Barrel [Re: PythonHunter] #210447 04/20/2021 4:37 PM
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Wow, ordered December 23rd, got it April 19th. They must be really busy.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Chance Weldon] #210476 04/22/2021 5:31 AM
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Most companies are these days.


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Re: MGM Barrel [Re: Zee] #210588 05/03/2021 2:20 AM
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Brad just got notification that his barrel is due to be delivered May 5. he ordered it jan 25th arrival may 5- right at 14 weeks.

Last edited by gunslingerdad; 05/03/2021 11:18 PM. Reason: wrong date

still Dave Thomas, just an alias so the gov't dont find me
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