Originally Posted by rsbhunter
....suggestions on bbl length, twist rate, contour, etc......???? This will be primarily a hunting rifle, but will play at 500yds and farther to find out the guns and my capabilities.......will be shooting Berger 190 & 210 Vld's..
I have a Borden action in 300 RUM, I went with a Sendero contour Hart Barrel, 30" long, using a HS Precision stock, this rig weighs in at just a hair under 13#'s. This is a 1-10 twist barrel, Jim Borden recommended this for up to the 240 SMK, I just got her two months ago, she really loves the 210 Berger VLDs with 94.5 grs of Retumbo - 0.33 to .5 MOA all day long if the driver is doing their part. This is a barrel heavy rig, so keep in mind that the longer the tube and heavier/larger diameter puts the weight more forward. Still, for me this is fine, and I use it the same way you are, as a hunting rig - shooting off of a bipod on a bench, or Stoney point shooting sticks sitting or standing in the field or a blind. It is a lot longer than my other (stock) guns though, to the tune of another 10" for the barrel of course, so it is a little bit more ungainly - I wouldnt run through brush with her on my shoulder, likely to get caught on something.