Reply To: Who makes the best barrels for air rifles?
I think you answered your question in the first paragraph. “Or, is there no clear winner and it’s just luck if you happen to get one of the most accurate examples from any of these manufacturers?” Many top competition shooters try many barrels before settling on the one “magic” barrel. Then they will keep that barrel forever. Even swapping it to new guns. I think there is more to be gained through pellet sorting and maybe resizing and careful tuning of the gun to the best pellet than by trying lots of barrels. At least for average shooter just looking for the best accuracy within reason. Barrel swapping is very expensive!