Originally Posted by midwesthunter
For starters, I will be using this rifle for hunting mainly. I plan on using a savage action. I am wanting to use either a 7mm RUM or 300 RUM. I want to use it for all big game. I was wondering what barrel length and o.d. was thinking 28-30 inches in a 1" diamiter. Also so many great barrel companies out there, what one should I choose? Also what twist rate? Thanks in advance.
I like and have both the 7mm and the 300 RUM and for all round use I would go with the
300 because of the range of bullet weights.
As to barrel dia, and maker I would have to go with ''My" Favorite barrel for a hunting rifle=
A # 6 contour Lilja ss 1 in 10 twist 26 or 27" (A standard 28" blank will finish at 27 3/8'').
This barrel is close to a Sendero contour.
The barrel will weigh 4.46 pounds and be 1.250" at the breach and .750 at the muzzle.
There are many good barrel makers out there and Lilja is one of the best in my opinion and
he delivers on time. (Normally 6 to 8 weeks)
Just my 2 cents
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