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338 RUM barrel contour?

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:07 PM
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338 RUM barrel contour?

I just finished up a couple other builds and have been thinking about the next one. I have 100% decided on the .338 RUM. I would like to hear what is a common barrrel contour for this caliber. I will be building this for big game/LR varmints/target shooting. Weight is not a huge deal, but would like to keep it under 13-14 lbs.

I have been looking and maybe something like a heavy varmint, or keep the muzzle diameter in the .9" range or so. IDK.

What have you guys been using on your .338's?
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:09 PM
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Re: 338 RUM barrel contour?

my edge is turned down to .750 and with a nightforce ready to hunt (everything on it) comes in at 10# 4oz and recoil is mild. I wanted mine to be for elk so wanted to go lighter.
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