remington 700 barrel options

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Big Jakes, May 22, 2012.

  1. Big Jakes

    Big Jakes Active Member

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    I am looking at the remington 700 for my next rifle. I have noticed they offer a "heavy barrel" and a "bull barrel". Im having trouble finding the differences between the two on the remington site. I would like to know if you know the difference and which do you prefer? It will be chambered in .308
     

  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, "bull" usually means no taper. Those are usually much heavier than "heavy."

    Remington should have specs on the actual barrel length and OD. If not, then compare the weight of the 2 rifles. ...provided the length is the same.

    What cartridge do you plan to shoot?
    What are you shooting at?
    How far do you plan to shoot?

    -- richard
     

  3. Big Jakes

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    1-.308
    2-deer and similar game
    3-600 max
     
  4. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Then all else being equal, I'd lean towards the lighter of the two you listed. ...which I beleive should be the one called "heavy barrel"

    -- richard