Re: Barrel contour selection
Couple of questions.
What will you hunt with it?
Here is why I ask, if you are hunting pronghorn typically you can handle a heavier rifle, if you are hunting sheep you want as light as you can get.
The where part is the same. High elevations as a pack in deer hunt is way different than a whitetail hunt in Texas.
My rifle hunting rifle is a 300 win mag and has a Hart barrel in the Remington magnum contour with flutes. It weighs in at 10.1 pounds with a Nightforce 8-23x56. My Brother has a Remington Sendoro in 300 win mag set up the same and I haven't weighed it but to pack it is heavy.
The #4 that Trebark has is very similar to the the contour of my rifle. My rifle shoots right around 1/2" at 100 yards, I've had some .300 groups but most of the time .5 to .6 with Berger 190 VLD's.