Originally Posted by WSM
10-4 on that. I was just wanting to hear from others who might have done the same thing and/or used these gentlemen before for the same type of build.
I have built many Light weight rifles from .223 dia. bore to .338 dia.bore and as long as
the barrel is 22'or less they seem to be very accurate.(Light weight contours have a tendency
to whip more and also twist more than heavier contours).so the shorter the barrel the better.
There is however a point that you lose to much velocity depending on the cartrige/caliber so
I normally stop at somewhere around 20 inches and max length is around 23 Inches.
Some calibers can do ok with 18.5 Inches (Anything less is near pistol length).
Most of the lightweight rifles are built on short actions and this keeps them short light and
My last lightweight rifle to build was a 338 RCM on a 23'' #4 contour Lilja and a Model 7
Remington action. and it will consistantly shoot under 1/4 MOA (It,s best to date was .212 @
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