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Light weight 308 hunting barrel??

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Unread 04-25-2006, 08:45 PM
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Light weight 308 hunting barrel??

Would like to get opinions on a light weight (2.5 to 3 lbs)
barrel for a carry gun.
I like 308 cal and I'm thinking 20-22" barrel lenght.
Would like to shoot 165's, sooo 1x11 or 1x12?
I'd like to see 1/2 or 3/4" groups???....
Any recommendations on barrel makers that will install on my action?

Thanks in advance!
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Unread 04-25-2006, 09:23 PM
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Location: Boise, Idaho
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Re: Light weight 308 hunting barrel??

What action are you building on?
As for barrel weight, here is a list that you can use to figure how much the barrel will weigh.

You should be able to get at least 1/2" groups with a good match barrel. 1:12 will handle 165 gr bullets, but I'd go with the 1:11 just in case you decide to go with heavier bullets later on.

If you are in north Idaho, have Shawn Carlock put your rifle together - he is also a member on this board.
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