Re: Barrel contour 338Lapua
Just to clarify: Is that 1.8" measurement there about as wide as you would "inlet it" forward of the recoil lug, or the whole width at the top edge?
I'm guessing if there's about .225" left on each side for the block, there's 2.25" or so in total stock width?.
I've got a picture of the bottom view of an A5, but no top view, and it gets wider in the forend area.
I like your setup with the 34" bbl and brake, and don't see that as too much, that's basically what my brother has on his, although your's might be a bit larger diameter at the muzzle. 2-4 more inches wouldn't be much more if tapered like that, I know my 30", 1.35" dia at the muzzle is damn heavy and works with no problem. I figured it's so heavy out there, a block couldn't hurt.