30 cal bore groove

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by robbor, May 16, 2009.

  1. robbor

    robbor Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Id like to get an extra barrel for my 300 rum or possible 30/338 lapua. I see some different bore and groove dimensions avail for 308 barrels.
    What the recomendation for bullets in the 168-190gr, 3 groove,4, 5,6 groove???
    I see a bore listed from brux of .308 and .298 and am thinking it could be beneficial for the big mangum cratridges erosion. I guess the norm is .308 and .300. I dont know if it would be beneficial to go to a smaller groove diam?
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    robbor, The 308-298, I believe is mostly for palma guns using the 155 gr palma bullets. 3 grooves were said to have better throat life, due to the wider lands. Not sure if that theory worked out in practice. I don't think it will matter much weather you have a barrel with 4,5, or 6 lands.

  3. KriegerBarrels

    KriegerBarrels <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

    Oct 3, 2008
    The .298" bore was designed for a bullet with a short bearing surface such as the 155 grain Palma bullets from both Sierra and Berger. If you start pushing heavy bullets with long bearing surfaces through a tight bore, then add the high pressures of one of these cartridges (RUM or Lapua) to it you could spike pressures beyond a safe level. You would be better served with a standard bore/groove (.300/.308) with this combination.

    We do not recomend a tight bore for any bullet heavier than a 168, and only in .308 Win or a lighter pressure cartridge.
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    Stick with the standard bore groove of .300/.308.