Originally Posted by joeycoates
I have a question for you guys. I am having a 7-300 built and currently have a Krieger 29" heavy palma in a 1:8 twist to be finished at 27.75" . My smith has a Broughton M24 contour 31" in a 8.5 twist to be finished at 29". He told me if I want a bit more length that I could use the Broughton he has sitting on the shelf. Would I gain enough by going with the barrel he has (other than weight) to use the Broughton instead of the Krieger that I already have right now? It would be a straight swap so no money lost or anything. I have read that the Broughtons are good barrels and I would be able to shoot the Berger 195's if they ever appear with either barrel so that would not be an issue. What would you guys do?
Inch an quarter differants??!! I guess to each, his own. Both barrels are good choices, quality stuff!! Guess that's some like one kind, others like another. That said, IMO( an I'm just one person) either one is top quality an will do the job. Might not be much help, just my 2cts!