Originally Posted by rbecker08
Hey everyone you all have given me some great advice so far and I really appreciate it. I have a rem 700 and am looking to put it on an Accuracy International AICS stock. However eventually I am going to get a new barrel as well before putting this all together how do you know what barrel contour to get. I am just curious if a stock is only able to accept one barrel shape or can any stock be made to work with any contour. Thanks Rich
I normally recomend a barrel contour based on the use,range requirements,and caliber.
If it is used as a short range hunting rifle then almost any contour will work.
If its a magnum with lots of recoil a #5 to #8 contour is recomended.
If it is going to be a loooong range rifle then a longer barrel (30+") in a #6 or larger.
Normaly a standard sporter rifle stock can be opened up to a #5 contour without removing
to much stock and weakening it.
The #5.5s and larger barrel contours require a bigger forend like on varmint stocks or
Go with the largest barrel that your stock will allow unless you plan on replaceing it.
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