Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by wamike, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. wamike

    wamike Member

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    Hey everybody,

    Recently acquired a trued 700 long action. Wanting to build a 280 Rem or 280AI. Barrel length of 24". Want this to be a light/medium-weight backpacker and am curious as to what contour most folks would go with for a good, balanced build. #3 or 4 sporter? Heavier, like a Sendero, with flutes?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jpeaston

    jpeaston Well-Known Member

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    I went 5.5 fluted Krieger at 25.5 in and AI'd it for my light carry, but I had a Ti action.
     

  3. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    I had bad luck with flutes.

    Depends on whether your getting from maker fluted or having it added.

    I like the sporter weight barrels for a carry rifle.

    Sendero's and varmint weight for extreme long range and targets. Just another opinion...with inflation and tarp my $.02 I end up owing you:)
     
  4. wamike

    wamike Member

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    I'll look for the check in the mail. :)

    If I do go with fluted it would come from the maker (looking at Pac Nor right now)
     
  5. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    bugholes.com check out the Brux barrels. I bought a barrel from them and they are good to deal with.

    Brux 7mm 9 twist SS #5 27" fluted for 24" finish $435.00
     
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  6. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Pac-nor is good to go. I have a one of their SS 28" 7mm Rem fluted #6 and it is fine for packing. I think a Pac Nor #5 with or without flutes would be a fantastic compromise. Not too light, not too heavy.