Light weight 308 hunting barrel??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by idaholonggunner, Apr 25, 2006.

  1. idaholonggunner

    idaholonggunner Member

    Apr 8, 2006
    Would like to get opinions on a light weight (2.5 to 3 lbs)
    barrel for a carry gun.
    I like 308 cal and I'm thinking 20-22" barrel lenght.
    Would like to shoot 165's, sooo 1x11 or 1x12?
    I'd like to see 1/2 or 3/4" groups???....
    Any recommendations on barrel makers that will install on my action?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    What action are you building on?
    As for barrel weight, here is a list that you can use to figure how much the barrel will weigh.

    You should be able to get at least 1/2" groups with a good match barrel. 1:12 will handle 165 gr bullets, but I'd go with the 1:11 just in case you decide to go with heavier bullets later on.

    If you are in north Idaho, have Shawn Carlock put your rifle together - he is also a member on this board.