Broughton Barrels - canted lands

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 284stak, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. 284stak

    284stak Well-Known Member

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    Below is a quote by Broughton Barrels concerning the canted land barrels. Does anyone out there have any experience with these barrels to back up the following statements?

    In 2004 - 2006 we introduced 22RF, .224, .243, .264, .284, .308 and .338 caliber "5C TM" (canted land) barrels. These barrels being shot are showing exceptional clean ability, more velocity,longer barrel life, reduced bolt pressure and extreme accuracy - shooting small groups at short and long ranges. We will expand this land formation into other calibers/twist that we offer in 2007 & 2008. ***
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    I have a 6-284 XP-100 with a 1-8 twist Broughton 5C.

    It shoots exceptionally well--Fired several 5-shot groups in the 5" area at a pistol match last June and I have used it to kill a PD with @ 1590 yards.

    It also cleans up very well. Give Tim North a call--Super nice guy!
     

  3. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    I have a 6.5-284 and 300 WSM with Broughton Barrels and a 6BR in the works. They are as good as any of the top Barrels. Clean easy and extremely accurate. I have used many custom Barrels in the past with great results, I now stick with Broughton. Tim North is as good as they get and stands behind his product.
     
  4. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    I have had two Broughton canted lands 12 twist barrels in my .308. They shot well, cleaned easy, and coppered very little. My next .308 barrel will also be broughton....

    Jeffvn
     
  5. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Great! I just bought a 6mm 1-8 5-C ,1.250 barrel blank from Broughton. Makes me feel real good to read these reports. Tim and Aloma were great to deal with on my first purchase from them. Infact he had an extra barrel in the works, so I only had to wait around 3 weeks to get my barrel. How can you top that!
     
  6. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    I am in the process of building a 7mm STW with a 1-9 twist, and ordered a Broughton 5C on Dec.7th. Their delivery time is about 8-10 weeks. After doing a lot of research, I was steered towards this barrel. It is very reassuring to read more positive comments like these, and can't wait to fire the gun!
     
  7. 284stak

    284stak Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great from an accuracy and ability to clean well. How about the increased velocity? - sounds like the canted lands reduce the baring surface of the bullet on the lands.
     
  8. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I can't comment on the Broughton as I've hane't owned one yet , a build whos oppinion I hold in very high regard uses them more than any other.

    I have had a few Rock Creekbarrel with the 5R , one Obermeyer and have one Bartlien in the works with the 5R and the Oby and Rock barrels gave higher velocites than other barrels , my 24" 308 barrels from Rock shoot faster than 26" Silen and Hart barrels with the same factory loads and the guns have the same chamber cut in them. , so its a pretty fair compairison.

    Broughton is one of the few barrel makers that still uses heat to stress treat their barrels , and apparently it works well.

    I have also found that the 5R barrels don't mess up thin jacked bullets as bad either.
     
  9. wkinderknecht

    wkinderknecht Well-Known Member

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    I had 2 different barrel lengths in my 2 308s, and one has a broughton 5C. The broughton is the shorter, and the velocity is virtually identical as the longer barrel, but we are only talking a 1.5" barrel length difference. It shoots very, very well. Limiting factor is the guy at the wheel, and in this case, 0.75 moa to 300 yards is easy money. I think a more experienced shooter could greatly improve upon it. Good shooting,
    wk
     
  10. Tom Brush

    Tom Brush Well-Known Member

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    I have one of the 5R Broughton barrels chambered in .308 Baer by Bruce Baer. It is extremely accurate & cleans easily. I have about 150 shots thru it for load development and sight settings. Both the 210 Berger and the 210 Sierra shoot the same groups. I have only shot 3 shot groups to save the barrel. This is a benchrest rifle but used only to hunt. Accuracy has been 1/4" at 100 yds., 1/2" at 200, under 1" at 300 and under 2" at 500. I have shot several groups under 1" at 500 yds. in less than ideal conditions. I shot an antelope with it last year at 500 yds. (the longest range I had sight settings for). Tim North makes a great barrel. I plan to buy another!

    Tom
     
  11. 284stak

    284stak Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the updates - ordered a 338 5C barrel last week.