I've seen a tensioned barrel one time, got a picture of it. Haven't heard anything about them though.
I doubt you'd need a barrel block on a tensioned barrel, the outer aluminum is removing a lot of stress on the receiver anyway isn't it?
Barrel length -
That cartridge would do well with a long barrel, depends ond what you want to do with it though. If you still want it fairly light, you might be wanting to sacifice some to keep it more portable, or is the tensioned barrel being used on yours for accuracy alone?
Here's a pic of the 330gr HV GS Custom. I wondered why the high BC rating, hadn't dawned on me the GS bullet's a boattail. Guess I been shootin boattails so long I never paid any attention it was different than the Barnes X, exsplains a lot!!
Have you ever used the GS Customs down there?
Anything I can learn about that meplat stuff is great, I'm all ears when you get the accuracy results.
It would be interesting to see how the various bullets perform on game with modified meplats, probably easiest to test expansion differences in water though, takes out the variables.
[ 01-14-2004: Message edited by: Brent ]