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Unread 01-15-2007, 06:38 PM
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To barrel block or not to barrel block

ok im using a BAT M 1.55 x 8.5 action, tooley MBR stock, just ordered a 36" Krieger SS 1.450 straight taper to 1.000 at Muzzle, its going to be a (338/416 35 improved) do u think that this barrel would put too much strain on the action free floating it, ive never used or had a barrel block but ive seen a lot and people swear by them! please give me any feedback on the good and the bad, thanks

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    Unread 01-15-2007, 06:53 PM
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    Re: To barrel block or not to barrel block

    yes I would block it I have the same action in a Light Gun I shoot 1000 Yard BR and 1 Mile matches with and my barrel is 1.250 taper to .950 and 30" long with no block. I also have a 10x2" Bat with a the barel you are getting but 34" long that started out with out a block and now has a block and shoots better than it did before. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Appreciate the info Crow Mag! any companies or people make quality products that you can give me a few names or just one!?


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    Unread 01-15-2007, 07:39 PM
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    Re: To barrel block or not to barrel block

    Now if you want a block you have to decide, steel or aluminum, removable or glue-in, profile, finish and placement. I have been thinking about all that stuff myself and certain smiths prefer certain styles so that will be part of picking builder/block. The 1000 BR smiths are a good place to start. Do you have someone picked to build your rifle? If so they can probably build you the block.
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    Re: To barrel block or not to barrel block

    IF you can talk to Kirby he's a gunsmith on this site. He has some new types of blocks out there.
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    Bruce Baer has done a lot of testing on this and determined that a nine inch is the best length. You also do not want a one piece block, go with the split or two piece block. A one piece is a real pain (ie more expensive) to rebarrel

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    Unread 01-15-2007, 09:10 PM
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    Re: To barrel block or not to barrel block

    yeah Mark King in PA was who I was going to go with, I have seen his work and I like it a lot and he is a nice outgoing guy
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