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Barrel contour question

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Unread 08-23-2006, 06:47 PM
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Barrel contour question

Can anyone tell me how a #5 contour compares to a Sendero contour? I found a mcmillan stock for a #5, I want to put it on my Sendero. Thanks for any info.
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    Unread 08-23-2006, 07:12 PM
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    Re: Barrel contour question

    I believe a sendero is a #5 contour or close to it. A few years ago I ordered a Lilja barrel to match a sendero contour and they gave me a #5 which was a close match.
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    Unread 08-23-2006, 09:53 PM
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    Re: Barrel contour question

    Shillen makes a 5.5 that is very close in size and contour.

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    Unread 08-23-2006, 10:05 PM
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    Re: Barrel contour question
    #5 .700 at 27 in
    Sendero .820 at 28 in is is the lilja stats
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    Unread 08-23-2006, 10:15 PM
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    Re: Barrel contour question

    Shilen #5 muzzle dia @ 26" is .725. Remington Varmint contours measure .830 at the muzzle on the PSS, EtronX, VS, VSS and VSSF that I measured. Rock Creek PSS contour meausured .860 at 26". The Shilen and Douglas contours are pretty close. As stated above the Shilen 5.5 is equivalent to the Rem varmint(short action) and Sendero(long action). I beleive the Lilja #5 is a bit heavier than Douglas or Shilen #5 but you can look on their site. So boils down to probably removing a little material entire length of the Mickey stock verses the wait to get factory inletting!!! Shank dia and taper as well as muzzle diameter can vary between barrel makers some despite website listing but not by more than a few thousandths generally.
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    Unread 08-23-2006, 10:19 PM
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    Re: Barrel contour question

    As far as Lilja barrels go, without actually ordering one of Dans Sendero contoured barrels, his #7 is the closest match to a Sendero contour. Only real difference is that the shank is a bit larger in diameter and longer in length.

    Its a simple matter to open up a barrel channel for a larger barrel permitting the forend will handle the larger barrel.

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    Unread 08-24-2006, 04:21 AM
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    Re: Barrel contour question

    Shilen offers a #17 contour that is exactly the Rem Varmint contour.
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