After packing around a #5 contour 27.5 inch tube in my 338 rum for the past 3 years, I am rebarreling to a #4 contour and finishing at 26 inches. The extra weight for a hunting gun is a big factor. The main reason I am rebarreling is that I am not happy with the accuracy of my current barrel which is a douglas premium cm in 4160. New barrel is a Broughton stainless and should be here soon.
Remington model 700 300 RUM LH 26" rem ss/blued receiver lam stock 215 Berger @3070/180 NAB @3300/Leupold 6.5-20x50
Remington model 700 338 RUM LH 26" Bartlein 5C #4 Muscle Brake, blueprinted action, sako extractor, jewell trigger, bell and carlson Alaskan stock/Black cera coat/Sightron SIII 8-32x56 moa reticle, external elevation turret
Savage LH 22-250/Sightron 4-16