Barrel Contour

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by C.O. Shooter, Dec 24, 2011.

  1. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have pictures of various barrel contours? I understand the different dimensions of barrel contours, however, I would like to see some. I like the sendero contour, but maybe something a little bigger! Thanks
     
  2. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    This is a McGowan stainless steel varmint contour 26". It is on my Savage chambered in 7RM.


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  3. gcamp54

    gcamp54 Well-Known Member

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    If you go to the barrel manufactures web sites you will get the measurements of their contours. A good comparison is the Sendero. It is about .8 inches. A #5 is around .7. You can go to just about any sporting goods store and look at a Sendero. I have a Sendero but prefer a # 5 contour because I want a rifle I can carry although I've carried the Sendero up and down the mountains. If you plan to just do prone, no packing in, type of hunting, then you might like the heavier contours. Look at the measurements then go look at some comparisons at the gun shop near you. You will start to get an idea what is good for your purpose. There are many considerations to contour from accuracy, or stiffness, to weight. From my reading on all these sites it is a personal preference on the intended purpose.
     
  4. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Look in the gun photo section of the forums. There are lots of pictures there.
     
  5. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Would you say the varmint contour is bigger than the sendero? My 300 RUM is in sendero!
     
  6. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I guess you are right. I was maybe looking for a side by side comparison.