close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

what is a palma contuor?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 06-02-2007, 06:56 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 1,098
what is a palma contuor?

what is different from other contuors? is it turned down at the muzzle for a sight band? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 06-03-2007, 06:49 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2002
    Posts: 2,855
    Re: what is a palma contuor?

    Palma contures are generaly 30" long have a 3-5" strait shank then tape quickly to about .900" then the rest of the taper is very slight to about .850". At first glance they look almost like their is no taper.

    I'm not sure what the reasoning behind this profile is but I think it has somthing to do with being able to have a 30" thats still stiff and will balance well since palma guns are shot off hand
    __________________
    Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
    Molon Labe
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 06-04-2007, 10:05 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2007
    Location: Chelan Co, Washington
    Posts: 534
    Re: what is a palma contuor?

    Palma is a long-range prone game played at 800, 900 and 1000 yards with .308's, restricted to sights and bullets of 155 grains or less. The Palma taper barrels are required to get the 30" lengths needed, and still be light enough to conform with both rule restrictions, and the ability of most shooters to support the rifle during strings of slow fire.

    I use a 30" Krieger on my Model 70 Palma rifle for both prone and across-the-course competition. It's a long darned thing, but easily handled at the range. Balance is very good for a rifle shot primarily from prone.

    The muzzle can be turned down for a sight band, and mine is.

    Regards, Guy
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: what is a palma contuor?
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    What is Palma? cornchuck Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 05-31-2011 10:12 AM
    Palma vs Benchrest? rscott5028 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 23 05-18-2011 04:58 PM
    Wtb 7mm, 9 twist, heavy palma fasttwist Trade, Freebie and Loan 0 11-27-2010 10:01 PM
    Has any one tried the 155gr. palma smk learning Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 10-09-2009 06:58 PM
    WA State Palma/LR Championship 05/15-05/17 milanuk Long Range Competition 0 05-26-2009 01:07 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:28 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC