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5R Rifling -Yes or No?

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Unread 09-09-2005, 06:37 AM
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5R Rifling -Yes or No?

The price differential between conventional rifling and 5R on a Border Barrel is only 6 ($10).

What's the team view on 5R rifling? Good and proven thing or gimmick?

Thanks in advance!
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Unread 09-09-2005, 07:18 AM
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Re: 5R Rifling -Yes or No?

worth every penny... ;-)

I had it explained to me a while back... with lands and grooves opposite of each other there is less "pressure" or "squeeze" on the bullets as they travel down the barrel... hence the throughts are this contributes to more velocity and better accuracy...

sure seems to work on all my rifles
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Unread 09-09-2005, 07:50 AM
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Re: 5R Rifling -Yes or No?

hibrown dog
have you ever had a re barrel by border? if so what calibres and whats the quality/workmanship like also accuracy?
thanks scirroco
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Unread 09-09-2005, 01:27 PM
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Re: 5R Rifling -Yes or No?

I've got 2 from Rock Creek barrels and given a choice I'd pick a 5R barrel over any other for just about anything I'd have built, Except maybe one of Kirbys AMs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 09-09-2005, 01:58 PM
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Re: 5R Rifling -Yes or No?

5r rifling is certainly the way to go. opposing groove and lands means less deformation, as does the canted lands. cleans easily and great velocities out of both of my 5r border tubes.

as to the quality of border barrels work, i have 4 of their barrels. 2 of them are the archer barrels, built on rpa quadlites by rpa. accuracy is fantastic and both have taken a lot of silverware home this year.

the other 2 are cut-rifled 5r tubes in 6.5 on my f-class rifles. one is an accuracy international that borders re-barrelled for me and it is wicked(And is for sale if anyone is interested). best group this year is 1" for 5 shots at 500yards using a bipod!!!! the other one is on my 6.5-284 full race f-class gun that borders built for me on a quadlock action as shown below. workmanship and accuracy is as good as anything out there imho. colour scheme is optional....

geoff and the boys all shoot competitively and geoff's knowledge on barrels and ballistics is mind boggling. they come thoroughly reccomended

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Unread 09-09-2005, 05:10 PM
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Re: 5R Rifling -Yes or No?

I have had the privilege of owning...

Kreiger, Lilja, Hart, Douglas, K&P, Rock Creek and Broughton...

In my personal experience...

Rock Creek and Broughton with the 5R are at the top of the list in my book.

I will say that Broughtons broke in faster and clean easier. Initial accuracy with the Broughtons have a slight edge.

I have to say that I have not shot the Lilja 3 groove.

In any respect 5R has proven to me to be a far superior method.
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Unread 09-10-2005, 02:02 AM
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Re: 5R Rifling -Yes or No?

I have a Border 5r on my AICS it cleans easily and shoots very well.

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