Barrel contour question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by STWdude, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. STWdude

    STWdude Member

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    I have 2 custm rifles; Both have Douglas barrels. One is 26" and measures .710 @ the muzzle, and I beleive it is a #5. The other is 28" and measures .830 @ the muzzle (don't know the contour #).
    On my 3rd build I want to split the difference in barrel diameter.

    My gunsmith uses - Broughton, Kreiger, & Bartlein barrels only, and I'm not sure which contour # Im wanting.

    From what I've seen out there, the Rem Sendero factory barrel looks to be in between the two I have. What size is it? A #6 maybe.

    I'm thinking something along the lines of around .750.
    Note: This will not be a "straight taper" barrel.
     
  2. bastover

    bastover Member

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    Sendero barrels are 830 at the muzzle as well
     

  3. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    The websites of those barrel makers have their contours listed.
     
  4. Mikiedem

    Mikiedem Well-Known Member

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    McGowen barrels list a light target #6 contour at .750" if that helps at all.
     
  5. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Bartleins bull sporter is .750". I have a Bartlein and really like it........rich