Custom Barrel, Need Advice

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bebberson, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. bebberson

    bebberson Member

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    I need advice on a custom barrel. I will probably use a rem 700 action, and want to chamber the barrel in a 7mm Rem. Mag. I want this rifle set up to hunt paper targets to elk, I was thinking 150gr Remington Accutip Bullets. I don't reload yet.

    What I'm askin you guys is:

    Brand of Barrel
    Length
    Twist Rate
    Contour
    Flutes
    Or anything else
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2009
  2. TheReeper

    TheReeper Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the following;

    1. Bartlein
    2. 28"
    3. 1-9 twist
    4. As far as contour it depends on what your going to do with it?
    5. I like flutes, so yes on the flutes

    I would highly recommend Bartlein barrels. I hope this helps.
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Your asking a pretty personal question. Depends on what you're going to do with it.

    There are many great barrel makers. Lilja, Broughton, Brux, Kreiger, ... and on and on.

    Length, contour, flutes depend on what you are willing to carry.

    Twist depends on what bullets you want to shoot. Long heavy bullets need a faster twist than short light bullets.

    I'd suggest reading many of the hunting posts on here. Pay particular attention to the ones that have a similar hunting style and conditions you are likely to encounter. See what type of rifles they are using. See if there is a trend that will help you decide what you need.

    A custom rifle costs a lot of money. It would be a shame to not get what you want/need.