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Old 07-12-2011, 08:02 AM
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Re: having second thoughts.. opinions please

TikaMike, After using both heavy and light rifles in the field, the lightest rifle I want for use to 1000 yds and beyond is a fluted Sendero contour. Weights come in at 10 1/2 to 12 lbs depending on scope and action. This is field ready with 9 ~ 13" Harris bipod. I will gladly pack the extra pound or two for the added stability and accuracy for that long poke that may be offered.

ps. I like to have the fluting done before the last stress and final hand lapping. So I ask the barrel maker to do it in this way.

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Old 07-12-2011, 08:35 AM
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I stated in another post that I ordered a couple krieger barrels today for 2 6.5x284 builds i am doing on tikka t3 actions. I ordered #4 contours which are. 670 at the muzzle and weight 3.5 lbs. I'm wondering if maybe I want #5's which are. .700 at the muzzle And weigh 4 lbs. The stocks are 4 lbs. I want a rifle that's not too heavy to carry but more important a nice sturdy non pencil looking barrel. And I want them to be well ballanced in the hand. Knowing the weight of the stocks what contour would you guys choose for a nice well balanced rifle?
Just finished putting together a 06 using a #5 Brux barrel finished at 25.5. The Brux and the Krieger use the same contour I believe. Used a McMillan Adj HTG stock and a Win Pre 64 receiver. It finished at 10.75 lbs with the scope on. The balance is perfect. It's a little too heavy for a all day carry rifle yet has the weight to be very stable.
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:48 AM
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Re: having second thoughts.. opinions please

Ok I am sticking with the Krieger #4 and the Helmick monte carlo stock.. thanks for the opinions guys
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:22 PM
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Re: having second thoughts...NOT ANYMORE im decided now

Good choice! My action and barrel is at my gunsmiths for a 6.5-284 build also. I went with a 26" #5 fluted Brux barrel. This is more than heavy enough to do the job and still functionable in the field for offhand shots when needed.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:27 PM
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Seems like tikka actions are rapidly becoming popular for custom builds. I am excited to see what kind of products start becoming available.
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