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Old 01-29-2014, 01:17 PM
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338 barrel choice

Ordering components for a 338 Lapua Improved and I think I've narrowed down my barrel selection down to Benchmark and Brux. I've shot Bartlein, Krieger, Lilja, and Hart but kinda wanted to try something different

Any input on the two mentioned, rifling options? Thanks, Erik
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:35 PM
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Re: 338 barrel choice

Depending on what you are looking for I have 338 9.5 twist 5R blanks here in stock.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:52 PM
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Re: 338 barrel choice

Chris, I'll call the shop tomorrow. Thanks!
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:41 PM
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Re: 338 barrel choice

I got a Benchmark in Heavy Palma profile going on my Mark V action chambered in 338 Edge for a Tactical/comp rifle.

I have a Bartlien that will get turned to a Wby #3 or #4 profile for a hunting rifle also in 338 Edge.


as for comparison, I've only had Pac-Nor and Krieger so far, they both work, partial to Pac-Nor's but they are very sspendy. I have a Criterion RemAge but for that rifle I have not completed inletting yet.
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Old 01-29-2014, 10:49 PM
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Re: 338 barrel choice

I run a brux on mine but would not have a problem with running the benchmark.
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:20 AM
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Re: 338 barrel choice

Thanks guys, I'm leaning towards Benchmark but I'm sure they're all good barrels. I've had two Edges and wanna try something a little different so we'll see how the Lapua Improved does. Looking forward to the build, will be my first one on a custom action
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