Reply To: Who makes the best barrels for air rifles?
First you buy what hopefully is a good barrel. Then you ( someone ) prep it, this has as much to do with it being a truly “good” barrel or average. Some sizes/cal. of LW are know the be, perhaps not as good as others. A visual with a good scope, after cleaning, would show a gross defect but couldn’t guarantee it a one hole shooter and as people beginning to expect even greater accuracy only those who have their barrels correctly prepped including hand lapping will enjoy blaming every miss on themselves .
And for History the Career rifles had ” Walther ” barrels and were outstanding and still sought out by some. The .177 was the first to ( have a good enough barrel) and high enough shot count with a reg installed to finish and win a Field Target match.
So a quality barrel, several hours of prep and you chances of a golden barrel are much higher =) .