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Looking for any information on a custom barrel maker who can produce an octagon 72 caliber rifled black powder barrel in the US. I would like to build a Jaeger and all's I find is 62 caliber. Any suggestions would help.
 

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You might give Track of the Wolf a call, and I did see something about Long Hammock barrels in FL, that make big barrels. Good luck!
 

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October Country Muzzleloaders : http://www.octobercountry.com/. They make everything up to 8 bore. The other option you have is to buy a rifled 12 gauge, unprofiled 1.25" diameter barrel from someplace like pacnor (http://pac-nor.com/) and have a machinist octagon it for you. Then you can get it in a number of different twists as well. Or, if you trust yourself with mill files and you have a lot of time, you could do it yourself. That is how all the frontier rifles were made. Octagon was much easier to get close than a round barrel and if you were off a little bit it wasn't noticable. Best of luck
 

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GOOD LUCK with your project
 

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Getz barrels I would have to say google not sure where to buy anymore. My grandfather has been building muzzleloading rifles for quite some time and is a fan. I have a 50. Flintlock built on one and love it
 

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October country offers rifles up to 4 bore.
I have a .69 from them that is a great rifle.
With 225 grains of 2F it will push a 470 grain round ball 1950 fps
3" groups at 100 yards which is about as good as I can see to shoot with open sights
 

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With nearly 4000 lbs of muzzle energy, that must get your attention!:eek::eek:
 

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check out nmlra.org classified section for a host of barrel makers, and muzzleloader supply companies.
 
 

 

 

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