Re: Model 700 Mountain Rifle problem
Correct me if I am wrong, but barrel whip is a function of harmonics timing at the time the bullet exits the muzzle. If I am correct, the harmonic wave needs to be more toward the action when the bullet leaves the muzzle which means the muzzle at that specific time is the most stable.
My 3006 has a light contour barrel for sure and it had two accuracy nodes at the time I worked up some loads. You might, if you feel like, take the powder you prefer and ladder test it, then seat the bullets to a good depth the rifle likes, then work up a load in increments of .5 grains to see if you find a node.
My 06 is at .015 off the lands I believe.