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Old 01-14-2010, 11:41 PM
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Rifle Build

I am currently in the process of building a long range hunting rifle that I can pack but is still accurate to 700 yards maybe farther if my shooting gets better. I am starting with a Weatherby Mark V chambered in 340 wby mag. It is in an H-S precision stock. I am looking to put a new barrel on it with a break. Tune the action adjust the trigger and bed it. My gunsmith is recommending a Douglas or Hart if i want to go top of the line. I will be shooting 250 or 300 gr SMK handloads. Would you go 1:9 or 1:10 twist and what barrel, and brake manufacture. I am open to all sugestions but want to stay with the 340 wby.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:51 AM
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Re: Rifle Build

While at the range yesterday I was speaking with a fellow who does QC and shoots the qualifying targets for one of local the rifle manufacturers.

He said that the Lothar's are quite good and would shoot great after about 4 rounds but that the Kreigers required perhaps as many as 20 rounds or more before they shot great. Both brands were great barrels according to this fellow.

This discussion was for the 338 lapua caliber.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:10 AM
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Douglas or Hart both are both fine barrels in a 1:10 but, listen to your smith. I like the APS muzzle brake by Kirby Allen...some don't as one mentioned they look like the end of a howitzer. Maybe, maybe not I guess it's a matter of opinion but they are very effective. Good luck with your build.
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Old 01-15-2010, 07:23 AM
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Re: Rifle Build

APS Break by Kirby, Douglas 1:10. My cousin has a Lapua with the Douglas 1:10 in 32" barrel. He is currently saving the money up for the break.

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Old 01-15-2010, 02:26 PM
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Re: Rifle Build

My smith is a big fan of Douglas for a hunting rifle. Were thinking of a 5 or 5a with a break. Douglas does not have a weight on their website for the 5a. Would this be very heavy? Too heavy to carry up and down mountains?
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:48 PM
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The one I posted about is a full 1"contour all the way out to 32". The rifle is 19.5#'s. Doesn't carry very nice. Mainly a bench gun or carry once to a blind. I couldn't tell you what their contour number is.

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Old 01-15-2010, 06:33 PM
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Check out Brux Barrels they advertise here. Less money, cut & hand lapped S/S and all barrels made by them are benchrest quality. Late last spring I ordered one and had it in 3 weeks. My rifle has shot .084" once at 100 yds and in the .3s a couple of times at 200 yds. AND this is my hunting rifle.

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