Contour for 338 Edge Krieger #5 or #11

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by silvercreekguide, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    I am putting a 338 edge together and dont want to wait for a barrel for 3 months. Bruno's has Krieger barrels ready to ship. I want a 30" barrel and Bruno's only has #5(.700 @ muzzle) and a #11(.900 @ muzzle). Which do you think would be best for the caliber?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Definently the 11, IMO that's not heavy enough, mine is 32" and finishes at 1.020" before the brake, was 1" at the muzzle and I think it could stand to be heavier, but it is still very accurate.
     

  3. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Yep, go with the 11. I don't think you would be using a 338 edge for a light carry rifle so the heavier barrel is going to be better for you.
     
  4. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    #11 would be great
     
  5. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Then #11 it is thanks guys
     
  6. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    A #11 Krieger contour is a straight un-tapered blank. A 30 inch #11 contour will weigh 12 pounds. There must be a typo somewhere. You might want to double check what you are buying.
     
  7. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on who is going to carry it, you or a mule.
    If you are going to ride in and set up on a vantage point and wait, then the #11 would be fine, but if I was going to carry it, I would go for the #5!

    Dave


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  8. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    I found a Brux 31" fluted sendero that I am going to buy. Thanks guys