338 Rum / Edge Fluted Barrel Contours?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Chopaka81, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. Chopaka81

    Chopaka81 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    I am preparing to have a 338 built, I am wondering about the barrel contouring. What should I order?

    I am looking at a Heavy PALMA contour 30" in length with the addition of flutes.

    Then that begs the question, how many flutes should I ask for? 6? 8?

    Thanks, Don
  2. Varmint

    Varmint Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Don, I built a.338 RUM a few years ago and I used a Palma contour,because I used a barrel
    bedding block to hold the barreland action in the stock,,,, so that way the only part of the barreled action that
    was touching the stock was the
    4" of the barrel in the block. Every thing else is free floating in the stock.
    I hope this helps. Tim PS I would go with 6 flutes

  3. redneckclimbing

    redneckclimbing Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2012

    I was reading an old post of yours and I was curious. How did that 338 RUM withh the barrel block shoot? And what kind of an action and barrel were you using?

    I was looking at doing something similar with a Savage LA witht the large shank and wanted to make sure it was going to stand up. I sure do appreciate it.