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Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:03 PM
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Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

Well I just sent the payment for my Defiance Deviant action! I am building a 300 RUM, 1000yrds is my goal and I would like to get the barrel ordered since it seems that will take the longest to obtain. I have chose to go with a Broughton 5C barrel 28" finish length and I plan on having it fluted. I would like to keep the barrel weight around 6lbs and I think I like the heavy palma contour Broughton has.... but I want as much rigidity as possible. Is this a good choice on contour for a rifle that will be a target/hunting rifle?? Also I plan on shooting 210 LRAB or Berger vld's is the 1-10" twist the correct twist? Might have to shoot lighter bullets occasionally. I really appreciate any guidance offered. thanks!
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    Unread 11-07-2013, 10:32 PM
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    Re: Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

    I did a 28" Brux heavy Palma contour on 6.V-284. I chose that over the broughton 5.75!
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    Unread 11-10-2013, 11:45 AM
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    Re: Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

    I was told by Broughton that if I ordered now I would have it by march. Are all barrel manufactures lead times about this long?
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    Unread 11-10-2013, 01:50 PM
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    Re: Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

    If you are thinking McMillan for a stock you need to get it going right away. I'm still waiting on stocks ordered in January.

    Tumbleweed just had a 300RUM done up and it's working pretty well for him. I would see what he did for a barrel and twist.
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    Re: Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

    I think I'm going to go with a Manners T2A stock.
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    Re: Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

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    I think I'm going to go with a Manners T2A stock.
    Your gonna want to order that right away to if you think you will have your barrel by march.
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    Re: Just ordered my action! Barrel contour?

    Sounds like a very nice rig you're putting together. I went with a 27" Broughton 5C 5.5 Med Varmint Sporter non-fluted. If I had to do it again, I might lean to a longer and heavier barrel. I would definitely go with a 9 twist, although the 10 twist barrels seem to shoot the 230's well, I have read a couple of issues with those bullets in 10 twists. A 9 twist will also allow me to shoot a heavier high BC monometal. 10 Twists do not shoot the CEB 200 gr C22's well at sea level.

    The first 2 Broughton's I ordered came ahead of schedule in about 3 months the last one I ordered this past spring came in about a month late. So did the Manner's stock I ordered from Stocky's. Ordered both about the same time and both came in about the same time a little late.
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