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Old 05-11-2009, 12:29 PM
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Contour vs. Weight

Having a 30-06AI built on a 700 action. Not looking for a featherweight but I'm not interested in a bench rifle either. About 7.5 lbs built would be good. Now I'm leaning toward a fluted #5 contour (lilja). Having never built a rifle before any input would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:36 PM
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

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Having a 30-06AI built on a 700 action. Not looking for a featherweight but I'm not interested in a bench rifle either. About 7.5 lbs built would be good. Now I'm leaning toward a fluted #5 contour (lilja). Having never built a rifle before any input would be appreciated. Thanks
Perfect !!!!!!

The #5 Lilja will be great for the AI but you dont have to get it fluted unless you just want
the look.

Fluting will not lighten it very much because the fluting is very shallow but the #6 with fluting
should weigh about the same as the #5 without.

I would go with the unfluted #5 around 24'' long and save over a $100.oo to use somewhere else.

I use a lot of the #5s and love them for a carry gun.

Just my opinion
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:45 PM
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

What can I expect for a weight with a #5 unfluted. Plan on using just a synthetic remington stock. ADL.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:34 PM
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

I was thinking the same thing you were about what size barrel. I just purchased a #5 unfluted Kreiger for my new 7mm-08 build. Hopefully I will get my rifle done this weekend and I will let you know how it comes out.
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

that would be great.
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Re: Contour vs. Weight

If you want to stay in the 7.5# range, I think you're going to need to go with a slightly smaller diameter barrel. I say this from personal experience....

My .280 is a Rem 700 action, HS Precision stock, #4 douglas taper barrel (24") and with the scope, rings and bases (Bushnell 3200 10x, burris signatures rings and bases) the entire rig is 9#.
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If you want to stay in the 7.5# range, I think you're going to need to go with a slightly smaller diameter barrel. I say this from personal experience....

My .280 is a Rem 700 action, HS Precision stock, #4 douglas taper barrel (24") and with the scope, rings and bases (Bushnell 3200 10x, burris signatures rings and bases) the entire rig is 9#.
280 Has a good point.

All barrel makers have different numbers for there contours so don't think that a #5 Shilen
@ 4.25 lbs weighs the same as a #5 Lilja ( 4.0 lbs) so base your weight on the brand of
barrel to be used.

As I said earlier I have built quite a few rifles on the # 5 Lilja and with a laminate stock
and dressed out with a scope they weigh around 8 lbs so with a synthetic stock it should
weigh less than 7 and 1/2 lbs.

The #4 would surely weigh less than 7&1/2 lbs but it is not as strong/stiff as a #5 would
be and you could not hardly tell the difference when carrying it around (8 ounces).

Also don't mistake a taper for a contour there is a lot of difference.

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