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Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

 
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:34 PM
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

I dont have an overall weight of the rifle as of right now, but I will get one. I overlooked that and apologize. Yes In my opinion the light palma would be just fine for an Edge. The deep Broughton flutes I have seen have been on heavy Palma barrels so I cant honestly say how the would effect a light Palma barrel but no doubt Tim North can answer that question. About the comment of the #5 barrel and the light Palma your right the #5 is accurate and lighter. I own several #5's but honestly like the Light Palma better. Thanks for the comments guys....I will be weighing that rifle tonight and posting the overall weight......also in the next month or two I should have an article posted on customizing the Remington 700 action(mostly the Bolt). Thanks again...Bryan
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:47 PM
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

Total weight of the rifle is 10.5lbs.....not sure on cut barrel weight
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

I shoot light long range competition but for most of my life I have shot in the field for elk and mulies. I am re-barreling my 7WSM and am torn between light and medium palma 1-9 twist. Want to do well in the matches and still not kill myself in the high country.

What are your thoughts ??
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

If you dont mind the extra money a fluted medium palma would be just about perfect. If not I would go with the light Palma but being a 7wsm you will get beat up shooting matches with it for sure. Not sure what you overall lenghth will be but you could always call the manufacturer of the barrel your going to use and ask them the difference in weight at a given barrel length. That is what I would do then you can decide based on what the believe the difference will be....hope that helps some.....Bryan
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

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Total weight of the rifle is 10.5lbs.....not sure on cut barrel weight
Do you have extra accessories on your rifle?? It calls my attention to see that your rifle weighs 10.5 lb vs the 8.5 of the sendero.
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

great reading just finally finished built my 338 RCM on a savage action a ABS carbon barrel 20" total weight is 6 1/2 lbs with scope and ammo trigger is a sharp shooter 2 1/2 lb groups are 1/2 at 300yrs and 3 1/2 at 1,000yrds
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Re: Barrel Compromise: Weight Vs. Practicality By Bryan Chatwell

I am having a .338 Rayhill Rocket built. I'm 5'8" and 150lbs
My elk hunt is on private ground we never walk more that 2 miles and maybe 200ft elevation change.
I shoot a match from 1/2 mile to 2,000yds, what length and contour should the barrel be for best accuracy? A heavy barrel doesnt bother me but how heavy for accuracy?

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