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Unread 11-28-2007, 11:22 AM
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Thanks for the info. Qzilla! What barrels do you recommend.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 04:00 PM
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Well, my last 2 barrels were Hart and I cannot complain at all. I broke them in but, never really got any copper fouling even from the first shot.

I just know that my latest rifle uses a #4 fluted barrel and the gun and a 5.5-22 NF weighs in just under 9lbs and when you get to 500+ yards you have work at being rock solid steady.

On my 338 Edge it has a giant barrel, not sure of the contour and it weighs around 15.5lbs and I can get rock solid at any range with it.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 09:27 PM
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I have a Christensen Arms rifle in a 300 WSM. It has a brake that works and meets the accuracy guarantee. It is fun to shoot and the next trip I make to Colorado hunting it will be my main rifle.
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Unread 11-29-2007, 09:48 AM
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I have a carbon one custom in 300 RUM and absolutly love the gun. IMHO you cant go wrong.
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Unread 07-12-2011, 01:34 PM
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Re: christensen arms

If you can find one that shoots consistantly. Typically the Chrsitensen Arms (CA), group poorly, because of the carbon barrel. We have done a number of experiements with them and the bottom line is the barrels have major issues with resonance or whip, its the way the carbon fiber is mated to the barrel liner is one problem. The other is they take a shilen blank and turn it down too far and too fast ruining the barrel tolerances, and they don't use the select match grade of barrel on the custom seires but the cheaper match grade. I've had a number of them, and none have shot consistantly over time and temperature. Some have shot like a 1/3 MOA, but the next time you take them out with the same load and conditions they'll shoot 2 MOA! All of them have had tight necks in the bore, We've tried lapping them, mating them to custom actions, recutting crowns and nothing gets them to shoot well. Another problem is the barrels will move with temperature, 1st group shoots dead on the target area, next group shoots 2 inches to the left etc. This is due to outside of the barrel sleeves not being concentric with the bore. We take them on trade all the time from dissatisfied customers who complain they don't shoot well. Our high velocity custom rifles shoot near one hole groups consistantly over temperature always, the CA's never do. I could write a book on this subject but time limits my response, any other questions you can call our offcies at 801-796-9395 or visit our website at www.utahrifle.com

hope this helps,

Michael Gerulat
President - Utah Rifle LLC
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