Are carbon wrapped barrels really worth the extra $$ ?

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  1. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    And why did Berger do that? Because BOTW was using their "target" bullet but the majority of hunters wouldn't buy them since the box said "target". So Berger made the box orange and put "hunting" on the label. You can thank BOTW for giving you a Berger Hunting bullet and Bob Beck for the Berger EOL bullets.
     
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    So we agree that the demand of match shooters drove the market for vld bullets that were later repackaged for the long range hunting community to expand the market . I rest my case. I remember how frustrating to get something to shoot them when they first came out. I wanted to use them on Rams at 500 yards and nothing I had would shoot them.
     
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    Drove the market decades ago, then it became stagnant until the previously mentioned guys built a market for nearly everything else... including most of the companies that advertise on this website...

    But, anywho...as far as carbon barrels...there's literally a new thread on here every other week full of opinions, facts, fake news, reviews etc...the search bar is a wonderful tool.
     
  6. Hardshot

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    Wow I have never read before anybody bashing Br shooters . I am a benchrest shooter and long range hunter .
    I got interested in the Benchrest community to leaner more skills from a vast amount of great shooters.Shooting benchrest lets me wear out guns built for the job and not put 3000 rounds down the barrels of my hunting rigs a year .
    Back to the tread I see the advantages to the lighter barrels for packing less weight as a lot of us are getting older.
    The only experience I have as which is better ,one of my club members bought one for benchrest in (a 6 xc )and it lost accuracy after about 15 rounds in a match .The heat did not seem to leave the barrel .He sold it and went back to the heavy steel.Just my 2 cents
     
  7. TYoung

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    My 2 cents,

    Carbon wrapped barrels (proof,Christian) offer a weight savings and better accuracy after about 20+ continuous shots than high end steel barrels. But also tend to hold in the heat so velocities can be affected. A steel flutted barrel will cool down faster than a carbon wrapped one, internally.

    Carbon tensioned barrels (BSF) give the best results of both carbon wrapped and steel flutted. Has the strenght of a carbon wrapped, but without the resin and carbon holding in the heat.

    Again this is just my opinion, I have several different precision guns, one with a proof barrel, another with a brux steel and another with a BSF. All shot within quarter MOA with the right loads. But I also recently bought a Bergara HMR for $900 and it shoots quarter to half MOA groups consistently right out of the box with some good hand loads. So why do we spend 5-6 thousand on our custom guns, To be COOL I guess.
     
  8. 308cal

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    According to their FB page, they have been shipping them for several months now.
     
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  11. skipglo

    skipglo Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I also see no difference other than weight. Accuracy is not what they are selling.
     
  12. WildRose

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    As long as the whip is consistent any barrel can be accurate assuming all else is in order.

    If the carbon barrels as advertised have less whip, then the only advantage would be that in theory they should be easier to tun a load for and be less finicky when it comes to what bullets they do or don't shoot well with.

    I've never been convinced that they are worth the investment unless one's sole purpose is in building a very light rig.
     
  13. S96743

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    Proof has their weight difference at 12 oz in 284. This is in sendero lite carbon 46 oz vs SS sporter 58 oz.
     
  14. 5RWill

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    That's pretty dang good honestly didn't think it was that much. I just traded my Sendero Lite for a Sendero. Wanted to move up in thickness so it didn't look weird on the PRS2. Though given the AMG, Ultralite rings, the PRS2, i still think it will be around 10lbs.