Originally Posted by pressman
Hey guys i just was wondering how you pick the right barrel type.. i mean their are many great manufactures which that come just from personal preference but don't the style really get the job done for you. Varmit, pulmar, heavy Varmit, I was looking at getting a quote from Krieger, Saturn, and maybe hart or Sheilan or both but when i got on their web page you have to figure out what type.. i never really paid attention.. of what type is what??
i do know most of the time a heavy barrel is better than let say a light sporter.
if it will help you guys make a suggestion for me here is what i am building
my goal is to have a nice shooter out 1,000 yards or less that weights around 10 lbs when finished.
Mak ( tube gun frame)
magpul fully adjustable butt stock
jeweled 2 stage triger
remington 700 short action
muzzle brake from Shawn Carlock ( as soon as i tell him what the barrel size is)
i am thinking the barrel length should be 24" to 26"
i plan on shooting 139gr bullets at least to start with
any suggestion from you guys would be great.
Log on the Lilja web site and he has all of the information you will need in
an easy format. Contors, tapers, weights, twist for calibre and weight of bullet
you want to use, ETC.
Get the dimensions and buy what ever brand of barrel you want.
For what you want I think a barrel the size of a #4 or #5 contor Lilja will weigh
just under 10 lbs fully dressed.
I hope this helps
J E CUSTOM