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Old 01-04-2011, 10:50 AM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

Couple of questions.
What will you hunt with it?
Where?
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.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:15 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

I think im going to go with a Pac-Nor #6 contour 4.27 lbs.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:56 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

You should be fine with pac-nor #6, I just order one for my swift in 28" for a coyote walk around rifle. I estimate it to weight around 10bls. I also have a medium palma 26" in 270 win for all my big game needs. it weights in at 14.5bls with a heavy recoil system in the stock. I hunt in the mountains in Idaho and cover any where from 4 to 7 miles a day when hunting. This weight takes some getting used to but make for a great gun and not to bad if you stay in shape. Having a gun that can shot where you point it out to as far as your conformable is worth the weight.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:37 PM
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Re: Barrel contour selection

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You should be fine with pac-nor #6, I just order one for my swift in 28" for a coyote walk around rifle. I estimate it to weight around 10bls. I also have a medium palma 26" in 270 win for all my big game needs. it weights in at 14.5bls with a heavy recoil system in the stock. I hunt in the mountains in Idaho and cover any where from 4 to 7 miles a day when hunting. This weight takes some getting used to but make for a great gun and not to bad if you stay in shape. Having a gun that can shot where you point it out to as far as your conformable is worth the weight.
Cool. I dont mind packing a some weight, as i agree its nice to have that rifle that reach out at touch something.
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