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benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

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Unread 11-02-2013, 01:58 PM
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benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

hi guys, im just wondering what your thoughts are on a 7mm rem with a 3c or 5c barrel from benchmark. the 3c sounds pretty interesting. im guessing it would give maybe a little more velocity and less pressure but just want to hear what you think.

anyone have experience?

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Unread 11-02-2013, 03:45 PM
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Re: benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

From everything I've been told, the 3-groove barrels were designed for high-velocity .22 centerfire calibers.

1:9 twist 5C barrel gets my vote. I wouldn't go less than 26" either.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 09:23 PM
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Re: benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

I have a 30", 1:8, 3-groove Lilja in my .270 AI and am very pleased with it.

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Unread 11-03-2013, 10:17 AM
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Re: benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

I have three 3L Pac-Nor barrels. 1 is not yet installed.

It is my belief:
1) copper likes it.
2) jacketed likes it.
3) faster with less pressure

I have not seated VLDs into the lands on one though.

3 barrels vs. 20 others with no problems, well that's pretty limited data.

However, I believe I made the right decision going with a 3 groove.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

Jfseaman, what calibers? and what kind of accuracy are you getting?
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Unread 11-08-2013, 12:43 AM
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Re: benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

keep us posted on how it works out
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Unread 12-04-2013, 02:27 PM
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Re: benchmark 3c or 5c barrel?

Run really whatever you want, both are exceptional barrels! Personally I run my 7mm Dakota with a 5R
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