New barrel 4: Mk.V in 7mm Wby. Mag - length / twist / contour?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by McStern, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. McStern

    McStern Member

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    Hi all,

    the bloo... rifle just will not shoot straight.
    Therefore: a new barrel is required, BUT which length, twist rate and contour?

    intended use of rifle:

    - red deer / fallow deer
    - <300 m (I know, it's not that LONG range)
    - >160 grain (copper) bullets
    - "mountains", e.g. Scottish Highlands, the Alps --> portability desired!
    - max. 2 shots in short sequence (hopefully ;) )

    Looking forward to your advice

    Cheers
     
  2. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    26" (66cm)
    #5 contour I went with a #6 contour on my 7mag, it's a bit heavy for packing around
    1 in 9 inches twist (1 in23 cm)