Barrel Taper and Muzzle Dia. ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by GNERGY, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. GNERGY

    GNERGY Guest

    After hunting season I am going to rebarrel my Rem. 700 with a 30 inch Hart tube in either .338 RUM or the .338 Edge.
    What taper and muzzle dia. are most of you guys using for your LRH rifle.
    I am going to put a muscle break on it.
    Thanks
    Tarey
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    With a 30" tube you are going to need some beef. I wouldn't go less than a 7 contour. You might consider a straight taper in say a NBRSA Hunter. It would be a little heavier overall than the 7 contour, but not at the muzzle.........Rich
     

  3. 6.5x61Super

    6.5x61Super Well-Known Member

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    I have a 30" Pac-Nor S/S Super Match coming at the end of the month....1.2" at the breech end...1.2" at the muzzle!!

    yup...one long straight tube...just like my truck axle!!
     
  4. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Gnergy,
    You will want it fluted to save on the weight, If it were me I would go with something that you can actually carry up a mountain if need be . Maybe some of the edge owners will chime in . Call Hart and ask them what is the most popular style of barrel for the .338 EDGE they usually keep some of that info on file:)

    BIGBUCK
     
  5. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    I'm going with a fluted, 30" finished, medium Palma profile from Rock Creek for a 338 AX. I was told not to go any lighter than this for this lenth tube, but weight is a big issue for the type of hunting I do, so there was perhaps a bit of a compromise in this barrel. We'll see how much in a few months...:D
     
  6. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    The PAC-NOR tube I ordered for my Edge. is a 34" 1.125 no taper... I can rechamber many times this way...