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Idaho Barrel Taper

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Unread 10-08-2011, 11:31 PM
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Idaho Barrel Taper

Hi,

Thinking of building a .338 Snipetac and I beleive the barrel most use is a 32 inch Idaho or Light Idaho profile. I believe I need a 1.450 shank ..what is the taper to the muzzle. Muzzle diametre?

Because of export /import permit restraints I most likely will be using a lilja barrel but I need one to close to the Idaho spec I beleive.

I have a 1.350 Taper 31 at 30 inch in the sytem for a Lap improved but my buddy is keen on going a 338 Snipetac on a stiller 408 action.

Any help with the Idaho barrel profile would be appreciated.
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    Re: Idaho Barrel Taper

    Maybe I missed something but what the hell is a Idaho taper?
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    Re: Idaho Barrel Taper

    It's probablly a custom taper for a specific barrel maker. But as stated earlier, What the heck is a Idaho taper....??? I'm from Idaho and never heard of it.

    Give us some frame of reference....

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    Re: Idaho Barrel Taper

    Hi guys

    Its a specific taper . Mr Dave Viers at Black Diamond and other custom builders use it when building a 338 Snipetac.

    Its commonly known as the Idaho or light Idaho profile .. Its heavy but not too heavy if you get my drift..

    Lawtons also use to make a taper for this purpose.

    If any one has .338 snipetac the profile of their barrel would be very helpful.
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    Re: Idaho Barrel Taper

    I had a 338 Big Baer, same thing as a SnipeTac.
    My rifle weighed in at 16 1/2# with a heavy babinga stock and NXS scope.
    Barrel taper, if memory serves was,
    1.350 for 5" then taper to 1.1 at 7", then straight taper to .900 at 30" This was my own taper design. Rifle was shooting 3150fps w/300gr SMK.
    Do a search on hear, and you can probably find the rifle
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    Re: Idaho Barrel Taper

    Ok now that we got that out of the way where do you live? I would just go 338 EDGE, RUM,norma etc 30" barrel sendero tapper.
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    Re: Idaho Barrel Taper

    In Idaho, the most a hunting rifle can weigh is 16lbs. I suspect that an "Idaho" taper is one that keeps a build at or below that weight. Just a wild guess on my part.
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