who is the best barrel re-liner?

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who is the best barrel re-liner?

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We have a .357 Winchester 94 that probably needs a barrel reline. who is the best barrel re-liner?
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I've had Taylor Machine do a couple and they shoot. He is also recommended by several people I have taked to in BPCR. He uses TJ liners which are hammer forged.

He's in process of moving his shop and won't be up and running till summer.

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Need a re-line before the July Nationals
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Unless it’s collectible or vintage age rifle, I’d buy another 357 rifle and move on. Relining is going to cost about $450 when you add in shipping plus there’s no accuracy guarantee by any gunsmith.

That said, I had Mark Chandlynn of Rocky Mountain Rifles reline a 110-yr old Winchester 92 takedown that is about 60% original finish. I sought him out because he doesn’t touch the crown. His technique is to ream the barrel from the breech end and not cut the crown. He’s a barrel maker and possesses the skill and deep boring machines to deliver a match grade barrel. People can’t tell my rifle has been relined. I’ve shot several 3/4” 100-yd groups with my 25-20 using hornady 60 and Speer 75’s. I consider myself lucky as Mark offered no guarantee.

My next reline may be my Marlin 39A by Mark using one of his liners or my TJ hammer forged liner I bought some years back.
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If you end up buying another rifle here is what I went with. IMO this is an excellent choice. Mine shoots extremely well and is very nice on the eye and has a great retro cool factor.
https://www.cimarron-firearms.com/1873- ... arrel.html
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Funny, I just asked Mark at Cimmaron that one. He called earlier this AM to tell me the two 30-30's 84's I ordered 11 months ago, they are being shipped today.
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I slugged the .357 barrel and found it to be on the money actually toward the tight side for a .357 :)
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