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Old 01-20-2008, 11:23 AM
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I can't comment on the Broughton as I've hane't owned one yet , a build whos oppinion I hold in very high regard uses them more than any other.

I have had a few Rock Creekbarrel with the 5R , one Obermeyer and have one Bartlien in the works with the 5R and the Oby and Rock barrels gave higher velocites than other barrels , my 24" 308 barrels from Rock shoot faster than 26" Silen and Hart barrels with the same factory loads and the guns have the same chamber cut in them. , so its a pretty fair compairison.

Broughton is one of the few barrel makers that still uses heat to stress treat their barrels , and apparently it works well.

I have also found that the 5R barrels don't mess up thin jacked bullets as bad either.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:28 AM
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Sounds great from an accuracy and ability to clean well. How about the increased velocity? - sounds like the canted lands reduce the baring surface of the bullet on the lands.
I had 2 different barrel lengths in my 2 308s, and one has a broughton 5C. The broughton is the shorter, and the velocity is virtually identical as the longer barrel, but we are only talking a 1.5" barrel length difference. It shoots very, very well. Limiting factor is the guy at the wheel, and in this case, 0.75 moa to 300 yards is easy money. I think a more experienced shooter could greatly improve upon it. Good shooting,
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:49 PM
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I have one of the 5R Broughton barrels chambered in .308 Baer by Bruce Baer. It is extremely accurate & cleans easily. I have about 150 shots thru it for load development and sight settings. Both the 210 Berger and the 210 Sierra shoot the same groups. I have only shot 3 shot groups to save the barrel. This is a benchrest rifle but used only to hunt. Accuracy has been 1/4" at 100 yds., 1/2" at 200, under 1" at 300 and under 2" at 500. I have shot several groups under 1" at 500 yds. in less than ideal conditions. I shot an antelope with it last year at 500 yds. (the longest range I had sight settings for). Tim North makes a great barrel. I plan to buy another!

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Thanks for all the updates - ordered a 338 5C barrel last week.
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