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New barrel 4: Mk.V in 7mm Wby. Mag - length / twist / contour?

 
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:07 AM
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New barrel 4: Mk.V in 7mm Wby. Mag - length / twist / contour?

Hi all,

the bloo... rifle just will not shoot straight.
Therefore: a new barrel is required, BUT which length, twist rate and contour?

intended use of rifle:

- red deer / fallow deer
- <300 m (I know, it's not that LONG range)
- >160 grain (copper) bullets
- "mountains", e.g. Scottish Highlands, the Alps --> portability desired!
- max. 2 shots in short sequence (hopefully ;) )

Looking forward to your advice

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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Re: New barrel 4: Mk.V in 7mm Wby. Mag - length / twist / contour?

26" (66cm)
#5 contour I went with a #6 contour on my 7mag, it's a bit heavy for packing around
1 in 9 inches twist (1 in23 cm)
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