338 RUM barrel contour?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by spitfire_er, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. spitfire_er

    spitfire_er Well-Known Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    I just finished up a couple other builds and have been thinking about the next one. I have 100% decided on the .338 RUM. I would like to hear what is a common barrrel contour for this caliber. I will be building this for big game/LR varmints/target shooting. Weight is not a huge deal, but would like to keep it under 13-14 lbs.

    I have been looking and maybe something like a heavy varmint, or keep the muzzle diameter in the .9" range or so. IDK.

    What have you guys been using on your .338's?
  2. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    my edge is turned down to .750 and with a nightforce ready to hunt (everything on it) comes in at 10# 4oz and recoil is mild. I wanted mine to be for elk so wanted to go lighter.