Barrel Contour for 7mm Rem Mag?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Wlfdg, Apr 27, 2015.


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  1. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Opinions on contour and length for a replacement barrel for a Vanguard?
     
  2. Springville shooter

    Springville shooter Well-Known Member

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    25" #4 Would be my choice. I think #4 is a great compromise between weight, balance, and stability. They aren't feather weight but I think 11 lbs is worth the pack for the returns. -------SS
     
  3. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    It's all in personal preference, but I wouldn't go any shorter than 26", and wouldn't go any smaller in diameter than a Magnum Sporter contour (not sure what the number would be, as each mfg uses a different numbering system). Personally, I like heavy barrels, and prefer the Remington Sendero/Varmint contour.
     
  5. clamb4

    clamb4 Well-Known Member

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    I have Howa 7mm mag that I rebarreled with a Pac-nor 26" #5 contour. It has enough weight to help with accuracy. Shoots just over 1/2 MOA.
     
  6. LaHunter

    LaHunter Well-Known Member

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    I have a #6 Krieger contour that is not fluted. Think it is called a heavy bull sporter contour. It is 26" long and .75" diameter at the muzzle. My 7 mag is heavy, but the weight absorbs some recoil and it shoots very well, so I don't mind carrying it.
     
  7. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Thank you MudRunner2005, clamb4 and LaHunter.Your input was much appreciated.

    clamb4 I was thinking that exact option.
    What grove and twist rate?
    What bullet are you sending through it?
     
  8. clamb4

    clamb4 Well-Known Member

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    It has a 1 to 9 twist and I am shooting 168g Berger VLD @ 3043 using retumbo.