Lilja barrel fit in my Quad Varmint stock???

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  1. Big Cat Daddy

    Big Cat Daddy Active Member

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    Hello. I could use some help please. I have a wood stock Quad Varmint in 17HMR. I'm wanting to buy a Lilja 22LR barrel for it, preferably the Sandberg taper. Does anyone know how that would fit and look in the varmint barrel channel?
    Would you suggest the straight tapered Lilja barrel? Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you,

    Jim D
    SE Texas
    email: danielj2222@gmail.com


     

  2. Sako Fan

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    Jim,
    I had a Euro Optics Quad build several years ago that I regret parting with that had the varmint barrel in a Sako varmint stock. I ordered 2 of the Sunberg taper barrels you are talking about from Lilja in a 17hmr and 22mag 18 inches long because I wanted to drop some weight as I walk a lot when hunting. They fit and look real nice in the barrel channel. It is 1 rifle I truly regret ever selling. It is on the top of my list to build another custom quad. If I can find some pictures that I took of the rifle when I sold it I will post them up for you.
     
  3. 22Sako

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    I have the same setup with my P94S and it looks fine.
     
  4. pbign

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    Yeah it fits fine, i have one it is a bit thicker than the original. I have 3 barrels in .22LR : sako light, sako heavy barrel and the Lilja heavy barrel. Strangely the barrel that gave me the best accuracy is the sako standard (light) barrel !!??? After years of use, I think that a lighter barrel gives less stress on the sako fixture system.
    Lilja and Sako heavy barrel are also very accurate when you have found the right ammunition and batches for it (for the Sako the SK, Lapua and also Eley round nose like Eley Club)

    The Lilja is as accurate, but more consistant on the point of impact when you change ammunition. I think it is due to the stainless steel and also the smooth finish surface in it. Any good quality ammuniton batches will give you satisfaction. It is also easier to clean than the sako (stainless steel) but this detail is not so important, I almost never clean since cleaning means less accuracy during 50-100 rounds after doing it, depending on the barrel.

    When I change barrels, I have to remove the scope only with the Sako light barrel because of the open sights. My rings are a bit too low for this one.

    Think also about asking for a moderator thread if you can get it, because later it would be difficult to do find a good enough gunsmith to make one with the same quality.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  5. kirkbridgershooters

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    I don't know the particulars on your taper choices, but I have 4 Custom made rifles by Dennis Olson of Plains, Montana. I had him use Lilja barrels on all my rifles and they are from pencil barrel to heavy fluted and seem to work all right...

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