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Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

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Unread 04-23-2012, 04:17 PM
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Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

Hey everybody,

Recently acquired a trued 700 long action. Wanting to build a 280 Rem or 280AI. Barrel length of 24". Want this to be a light/medium-weight backpacker and am curious as to what contour most folks would go with for a good, balanced build. #3 or 4 sporter? Heavier, like a Sendero, with flutes?

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    Unread 04-23-2012, 05:29 PM
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    Re: Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

    I went 5.5 fluted Krieger at 25.5 in and AI'd it for my light carry, but I had a Ti action.
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    Unread 04-23-2012, 09:09 PM
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    Re: Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

    I had bad luck with flutes.

    Depends on whether your getting from maker fluted or having it added.

    I like the sporter weight barrels for a carry rifle.

    Sendero's and varmint weight for extreme long range and targets. Just another opinion...with inflation and tarp my $.02 I end up owing you
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    Unread 04-23-2012, 09:40 PM
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    Re: Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

    I'll look for the check in the mail.

    If I do go with fluted it would come from the maker (looking at Pac Nor right now)
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    Re: Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

    bugholes.com check out the Brux barrels. I bought a barrel from them and they are good to deal with.

    Brux 7mm 9 twist SS #5 27" fluted for 24" finish $435.00

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    Re: Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

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    Originally Posted by wamike View Post
    I'll look for the check in the mail.

    If I do go with fluted it would come from the maker (looking at Pac Nor right now)
    Pac-nor is good to go. I have a one of their SS 28" 7mm Rem fluted #6 and it is fine for packing. I think a Pac Nor #5 with or without flutes would be a fantastic compromise. Not too light, not too heavy.
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