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Old 04-25-2012, 07:40 PM
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Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

I am building a long range bolt action hunting rifle based off a REM 700 action, chambered in 300 RUM. I have a JAE stock and nightforce optics, but currently am using the stock REM SPS barrel. I am looking to upgrade the barrel to 28-30in barrel so I can truly reach out and touch something. I am looking for an outstanding barrel, preferably carbon wrapped to increase strength and reduce weight as it is already a heavy rifle. I am new to piecing rifles together so i am looking for any recommendations as well as gunsmithing options/pricing.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:31 PM
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Re: Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

IMO stay away from carbon wrapped barrels - for every good one there seems to be 100 bad ones!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

Personally, I'd skip the carbon wrap. Go with a Brux #6 fluted, or similar. You can contact me for pricing. Or, visit my website.

Proof Research is a reputable carbon wrapped source. They build complete rifles as well.

Luck with your project.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:16 PM
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Re: Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

I agree skip the carbon wrap. More hype than anything. Number 6 fluted would make a nice longrange hunting weight rig. Set her in a Mcmillan, weight should be about right. Or if you go 7mm you could drop to a #5 Fluted. It would be real practical and pleasant to carry and shoot. Spend your money on other stuff not the High priced Fishing pole aka carbon wrapped barrel.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

If you are looking for weight reduction as a main goal, and dont mind the cost of barrel at 2-3 times a conventional.Then I would look into a ABS wrap.Bettin customs is a sister company and does their own wraps,same for Proof Research Firearms.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:06 PM
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Re: Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

I'm running two ABS barrels with Satern liners in a 6.5 WBY and 300 RUM and both are extremely good shooters. Easy to clean too.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:47 PM
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Re: Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

I was told by a known custom rifle builder that carbon fiber barrels actually get hotter internally than a regular barrel. They found this in testing. I have no interest in carbon fiber barrels.
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