how to pick the right barrel type

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by pressman, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys i just was wondering how you pick the right barrel type.. i mean their are many great manufactures which that come just from personal preference but don't the style really get the job done for you. Varmit, pulmar, heavy Varmit, I was looking at getting a quote from Krieger, Saturn, and maybe hart or Sheilan or both but when i got on their web page you have to figure out what type.. i never really paid attention.. of what type is what??
    i do know most of the time a heavy barrel is better than let say a light sporter.
    if it will help you guys make a suggestion for me here is what i am building
    my goal is to have a nice shooter out 1,000 yards or less that weights around 10 lbs when finished.
    260 caliber
    Mak ( tube gun frame)
    magpul fully adjustable butt stock
    jeweled 2 stage triger
    remington 700 short action
    muzzle brake from Shawn Carlock ( as soon as i tell him what the barrel size is)
    i am thinking the barrel length should be 24" to 26"
    i plan on shooting 139gr bullets at least to start with
    any suggestion from you guys would be great.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Log on the Lilja web site and he has all of the information you will need in
    an easy format. Contors, tapers, weights, twist for calibre and weight of bullet
    you want to use, ETC.

    Get the dimensions and buy what ever brand of barrel you want.

    For what you want I think a barrel the size of a #4 or #5 contor Lilja will weigh
    just under 10 lbs fully dressed.

    I hope this helps
    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Is that 10# scoped or 10# bare rifle?
     
  4. azsugarbear

    azsugarbear Well-Known Member

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    If you want to stay at or under 10 lbs., then a Lilja #4 or equivalent is about as heavy as you can go. You may squeeze a #5 with fluting and still stay at your weight, assuming your scope is fairly light.
     
  5. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    without scope i would rather have a little more weight than wishing i had just a little better barrel later.. I also do like fluted barrels so if that is an option i will take it. This is my first build that is why i have asked for so much help over the last few weeks.
     
  6. MagMan

    MagMan Well-Known Member

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    This is what a #5 Lilja looks like with Shawn's smallest brake.

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  7. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    nice picture!! that is a very nice looking rig. i am sure it also probably shoots as well. That is what i love about this forum you guys are so helpful. i mean you hear different ones say that this is the best forum.. well if it was not for the people like all of you. helping out.. this forum would just be like the rest and not the best.
    My hat and thanks goes out to all that replied now i need to go spend some money and order my barrel..