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any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

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Unread 10-22-2013, 07:24 AM
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any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

My EDGE is due for a new tube. I told my smith that and he mentioned he had a sendero tapered Rock Cr., 5R, fluted and could finish it at 28" at his shop. My current barrel is a hart and I was leaning towards a Kreiger. Does any body have any experience or thoughts with the 338 5r rock?
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    Unread 10-22-2013, 03:35 PM
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    Re: any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

    i will rebarrel with another Rock 5R when mine goes south..
    338 Edge
    doesnt matter what u go with at this stage there all good and shoot excellent
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    Re: any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

    Mike Rock (Rock Creek) 5R barrels are excellent barrels. I wouldn't hesitate if it were mine.

    If he has any Rock Creek 5R .284 caliber 1:9 twist stainless fluted barrel blanks sitting around, let me know...I need one for my .280 Ackley Improved build.
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    Re: any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

    I have chambered a few in 338 Edge, they were all good. I mainly use Brux though
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    Re: any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

    I've had a 29" finished .338 Rock Creek barrel for several years. 338AX made by Kirby Allen. Unless I had a discussion with Rock Creek about the width of their lands first, I probably wouldn't get another. We found that the lands in my barrel were extremely wide, giving something on the order of 40% compression to the bullet. As I recall, Kirby like barrels more in the 21-24% compression range. I don't know if my barrel was unusual in that regard, and it's accurate enough, but the larger bullet compression has got to up pressures/reduce potential fps. Just a thought. Might have your 'smith measure the width of the lands and compute the bullet compression first.
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    Re: any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

    I appreciate the feedback. I will do some homework on the lands, I realize it is a ford, chevy question.
    Jmden,
    Does your rock 5r meet your standards for fps or did you pressure out before ideal velocity? Thanks fellas, brent
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    Re: any experience with .338 5R Rock Creek barrels?

    Yep, I have one and it's good, I've had another one ordered for going on three yrs. So many stories it has become a joke.
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