Contouring at McGowen Precision
Barrels is done on state-of-the-art CNC equipment. Unlike
most other rifle barrel manufacturers we offer not only
our standard McGowen contours, but we offer contours from
Shilen, Douglas and Pac Nor as standard contours, along
with contours that are standard for Remington and Savage.
This means that if you are used to using contours from one
of the other companies we will do them at no extra charge.
If you look at a lot of the other companies, they only list
their contours and anything other than their contours are
an additional fee.
Other companies also only
offer barrels at certain lengths. So if you want a barrel
that finishes out with a total length of 24" you'll
get a 26" barrel with a saw cut in it. McGowen Precision
Barrels will contour your barrel to your finished length.
So if you order a McGowen #2 contour that has a .600"
diameter muzzle, and you want it 24" rather than 26"
we don't contour it at 26", we contour it at 24",
which means that at 24" it will maintain the .600"
If you want a contour that
is not shown on our list below, we'll program the contour
for you. The cost of this programming is $35.00, which is
in addition to the standard contour fee of $30.00.
Barrels with non-standard
contours will require a deposit prior to manufacturing.
Unfortunately we have had to take this step due to customers
ordering something non-standard then when it is ready we
are unable to contact them. If you look at our "Inventory"
page, you'll see quite a few of these in inventory. Unfortunately
because they are non-standard contours, we are unable to
either re-contour them, or sell them at our regular price.
So we're having to sell them at a discounted price to move
them out of inventory.
Our barrels all come in
a polished finish. Many barrels you receive from other sources
are in what we refer to as a "lathe-turned" finish.
This means that your barrel will require polishing to be
finished and ready for your firearm. The only barrels that
we currently send out with a lathe turned finish are the
AR barrels. If the customer requires another finish, we
can do that also.
We offer 2 basic contours,
a "Sporter" contour and a "Target" contour.
You can see by looking at the list below that many of the
contours, whether it be McGowen Precision Barrels contours,
or another companies contours are basically the same, there
are some minor variations such as the length of the chamber
section of the barrel or the length of the transition between
the chamber section and the radius bringing the diameter
down smaller before the taper to the muzzle. An example
would be a McGowen #1 vs a Douglas #1 contour. The "C"
section of the Douglas is at 3" instead of the 2.5"
that the McGowen has.
Cost of standard contouring