Carbon Fiber wrapped barrel

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by sirfrobert, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. sirfrobert

    sirfrobert New Member

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    I am building a long range bolt action hunting rifle based off a REM 700 action, chambered in 300 RUM. I have a JAE stock and nightforce optics, but currently am using the stock REM SPS barrel. I am looking to upgrade the barrel to 28-30in barrel so I can truly reach out and touch something. I am looking for an outstanding barrel, preferably carbon wrapped to increase strength and reduce weight as it is already a heavy rifle. I am new to piecing rifles together so i am looking for any recommendations as well as gunsmithing options/pricing.
     
  2. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    IMO stay away from carbon wrapped barrels - for every good one there seems to be 100 bad ones!
     

  3. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'd skip the carbon wrap. Go with a Brux #6 fluted, or similar. You can contact me for pricing. Or, visit my website.

    Proof Research is a reputable carbon wrapped source. They build complete rifles as well.

    Luck with your project.
     
  4. Bughole

    Bughole Well-Known Member

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    I agree skip the carbon wrap. More hype than anything. Number 6 fluted would make a nice longrange hunting weight rig. Set her in a Mcmillan, weight should be about right. Or if you go 7mm you could drop to a #5 Fluted. It would be real practical and pleasant to carry and shoot. Spend your money on other stuff not the High priced Fishing pole aka carbon wrapped barrel.
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    If you are looking for weight reduction as a main goal, and dont mind the cost of barrel at 2-3 times a conventional.Then I would look into a ABS wrap.Bettin customs is a sister company and does their own wraps,same for Proof Research Firearms.
     
  6. OLI62

    OLI62 Well-Known Member

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    I'm running two ABS barrels with Satern liners in a 6.5 WBY and 300 RUM and both are extremely good shooters. Easy to clean too.
     
  7. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I was told by a known custom rifle builder that carbon fiber barrels actually get hotter internally than a regular barrel. They found this in testing. I have no interest in carbon fiber barrels.
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    I lost what little interest I had when the 'wrapper' guaranteed 1" groups at 100yds. I'm used to better than that.
     
  9. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I do not recomend them ether.

    It is just another element that can cause problems.

    There are other ways to save weight without sacrificing accuracy potential.

    You are using one of the heaviest scopes on the market and it is a very good one,but
    there are other good ones that don't weigh near as much (Some are as much as 2 pounds
    lighter).

    If weight is a problem spend the money on Carbon Graphite stocks and scopes under 2 pounds.

    I personally like the advantage of a heaver barrel and rifle combination. They are more consistant,
    heavy barrels are more forgiving to different loads and the heaver rifles are a steadier platform to
    shoot from especally at long distances.

    My mountain rifle (Elk Hunting) weighs 13.5 pounds and is worth the extra Carry weight when
    making offhand shots or in windy conditions.

    Just my opinion

    J E CUSTOM