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Broughton 5C... velocity advantages for real???

 
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:48 AM
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Re: Broughton 5C... velocity advantages for real???

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:30 PM
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Re: Broughton 5C... velocity advantages for real???

I only have one Broughton 5C and it is in my 338 RUM and it does seem to shoot a bit quicker than some others. My current load with berger 300 gr is 2830 verified with 90.0 gr. H-1000 It also shoots a 225 NAB @ 3300 with 97 gr H-1000 Finished barrel length is 27 3/8
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:49 PM
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I only have one Broughton 5C and it is in my 338 RUM and it does seem to shoot a bit quicker than some others. My current load with berger 300 gr is 2830 verified with 90.0 gr. H-1000 It also shoots a 225 NAB @ 3300 with 97 gr H-1000 Finished barrel length is 27 3/8
That's impressive! I'm lookin at it like this, if I do gain a slight velocity advantage and find the bore easier to clean by going with a 5C great! If not I'll still have a great shooting barrel built by a company with a great reputation. I doubt I'm going to lose velocity.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:50 PM
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Re: Broughton 5C... velocity advantages for real???

My Broughton 5 C is also very easy to clean. I usually fill the bore with wipeout, let it sit, run a couple of patches, follow up with a couple of patches of hoppes number 9 and I am done.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:56 PM
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Re: Broughton 5C... velocity advantages for real???

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I've got 3 Broughton 5C barrels, .308, 300RUM and 7WSM. All of them shoot well, clean easily and shoot at anticipated velocities. Do they perform better than non-5C bench quality barrels; it's almost impossible to say but I am happy with all of them either way.
I would say this is a fair assessment. I've been shooting Broughtons for a while now 8+ years and have noticed that only one of my 6.5 barrels took more copper than the rest. I cant say that they are any faster than any of the other barrels Ive used. I've had some great barrels from other manufacturers, but I can say my Broughtons consistently clean very easy. My current 6mm BR, 300wsm and 338 Norma run good speeds and take almost no copper. I am also extremely happy with the accuracy. Any maker can put out a bad barrel from time to time, I 've been fortunate with Broughton and have not got a bad one and between me and a few friends we have been through 20+
On re barrels Most shot the same load at the same or close FPS. I would not hesitate to buy another. I once asked Tim North what would happen if I get a bad barrel and he told me it would be replaced no questions asked and the smith would be compensated for his time. Good enough for me.
I had one friend tell me he felt he get a slow barrel from Broughton, kind of funny because that barrel went on to win the 1k world comp that year.
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