#5 contour in H-S sporter stock?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by str8shoot, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. str8shoot

    str8shoot Well-Known Member

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    I need to get my barrel ordered for my 7 mag build. I am thinking of going with a Mcgowen in a #5 fluted contour 26". Anyone put a #5 in a H-S precision Remington 700 LA sporter stock. Just want to make sure it will work without having to remove too much of the barrel channel.
    Mcgowen makes several #5s to match other barrel manufacturers contours. Any recommendation which will work best? I think a fluted #5 would be a little better than a #4 for both stiffness and aesthetics. A #4 would however be cheaper as I wouldn't need to flute.
    I'm trying to keep my barrel under 4lbs. I'm thinking the factory 24" mag barrel is about 3lbs and want about another pound of barrel weight. Thanks.
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    That's a good contour for a carry rifle but still heavy enough to perform for a long range setup. You shouldn't have to remove too much with that contour. I've put NBRSA hunter (sraight tapers) in the H-S sporter).....Rich
     

  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Look at their PSS072. It's for an "african contour". Works well with Shilen 5 contour.
     
  4. str8shoot

    str8shoot Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I already have the stock, and it sounds like it will work, so I guess I'll go with one of the fluted #5s.