Originally Posted by trout-n-salmon
thanks for the replies. I think I will go to the #6 contour. I would hate to put too light of barrel on the rifle and it have too much whip and heat up too quickly. I did not think about the additional "meat" required for the brake, but got to have a brake on that beast.
Ive just finished pillar bedding a factory Remington .375RUM, its about #4 contour, no muzzlebreak, just the Remington pad on it, with a lil work and
good grip and attitude you can control it without too much weight on the barrel.
We got very good groups with nosler Accubonds on the 260 gr range.
For a hunting rifle i think a #4 will do the works without too much additional
weight, by the way I dont like breaks in any caliber.
I have the parts for a .338 edge, will be a hunting rifle with a factory contour
.338rum barrel just waiting for the .338e reamer.
good luck with your big bore rifle.