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Old 06-13-2012, 11:56 PM
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Re: Carbon wrapped barrel ?

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They'll weigh half or a little less than a steel barrel with the same contour. As far as accuracy goes especially in a LR right the lighter weight works against you.

There's a heck of a cool factor involved with the new technology but to be honest I see a heck of a lot of them for sale used with very low round counts which makes me very skeptical of them overall.
Make that "especially in a LR RIG"... .
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:49 PM
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Re: Carbon wrapped barrel ?

I have a question.
Can you get your existing barrel carbon wrapped ?

This would NOT be for weight reduction. The barrel would NOT be turned down,
the carbon would be added and the barrel weight and diameter would go up.

Would this make the barrel significantly stiffer ? That would be my objective.

In my case, I have a Rem 700 26" RUM barrel, standard magnum contour.

Thought I would ask here before contacting the carbon companies.

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Old 05-23-2014, 10:29 PM
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Re: Carbon wrapped barrel ?

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I have a question.
Can you get your existing barrel carbon wrapped ?

This would NOT be for weight reduction. The barrel would NOT be turned down,
the carbon would be added and the barrel weight and diameter would go up.

Would this make the barrel significantly stiffer ? That would be my objective.

In my case, I have a Rem 700 26" RUM barrel, standard magnum contour.

Thought I would ask here before contacting the carbon companies.

Thanks !
Never heard of this. Not to say it cant be done, but you would have to add so much carbon that it wouldn't be practical...
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:14 AM
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Re: Carbon wrapped barrel ?

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I have a question.
Can you get your existing barrel carbon wrapped ?

This would NOT be for weight reduction. The barrel would NOT be turned down,
the carbon would be added and the barrel weight and diameter would go up.

Would this make the barrel significantly stiffer ? That would be my objective.

In my case, I have a Rem 700 26" RUM barrel, standard magnum contour.

Thought I would ask here before contacting the carbon companies.

Thanks !
I doubt it. ABS barrels Might have done it for you but proof research bought them out. And I can guarantee you they won't do it.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:39 PM
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Re: Carbon wrapped barrel ?

Christensen used to do it. Not sure if they still do. As far as carbon barrels go I'd buy one from Proof Research and have at it. They are match barrels. I wouldn't buy one from Christensen.
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