Contour?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jackem, May 9, 2012.

  1. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the wait time for a 338 LM build on a R700 action for hunting. We've settled on a 28" Broughton with 9.3 twist but no discussion on contour yet. Weight is a concern and I'm wondering how heavy the barrel needs to be?

    Thanks

    Jack
     
  2. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    At that length, #5 is the smallest I would ever consider.
     

  3. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    +1 I went with #6 counture with a 26" barrel on my 7mag, it weighs 13# now. I Don't pack it much when I go hunting now because of that. So yea #5:)
     
  4. jackem

    jackem Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Does fluting change your opinion?