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Old 01-03-2011, 08:45 PM
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Barrel contour selection

Tikka T3 270wsm, Manners MCS-T, Vortex PST

Which barrel contour would you suggest for my long range hunting rifle. I dont mind packing a little weight but, i dont want to lug around a cannon. Which 26" Pac-Nor contour would be a happy medium? Thanks

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:32 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

Varmitter Sendero. Just ordered one myself for 243 AI
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

Go to the Lilja barrel web site and they have the barrel weight per inch.
You can calculate the entire rifle weight once you figure out to barrel weight. You can reduce weight with fluting.
I have a Sendoro contour 7wsm with a Sightron 8x32 and a Stockade prairie dog special stock and it is pretty heavy to pack all day in the hills. I usually cover 3 or 4 miles a day and with that weight rifle you know you did something. I wouldn't want to pack it on an elk hunt.
If you go with a number 3 contour it should weigh in around 11 pounds or so.
The Sendoro you probably add about 2 pounds.
Call PAC nor and they can tell you what the barrel only will weigh.

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:24 PM
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Go to the Lilja barrel web site and they have the barrel weight per inch.
You can calculate the entire rifle weight once you figure out to barrel weight. You can reduce weight with fluting.
I have a Sendoro contour 7wsm with a Sightron 8x32 and a Stockade prairie dog special stock and it is pretty heavy to pack all day in the hills. I usually cover 3 or 4 miles a day and with that weight rifle you know you did something. I wouldn't want to pack it on an elk hunt.
I was looking at a pacnor #5(3.93lbs), #6(4.27lbs), but the varmiter sendero(4.41lbs) on paper doesnt seem that much heavier. I think these weights are for a 28" barrel. Will there be significant performance differences between these 3 contours?
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:43 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

I would expect the only difference in a hunting rifle would be after multiple shots.
I don't think accuracy would be much different.
What are you using it for?
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:51 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

Depending on how much "don't mind packing a little weight" is....I would choose one of their sporter or varmint contours with a muzzle diameter of .750 or smaller

My carry-rifle is has a barrel contour similar to their #4 sporter.
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I would expect the only difference in a hunting rifle would be after multiple shots.
I don't think accuracy would be much different.
What are you using it for?
This would be a long range hunting rifle.
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