If you have experience using a 5c I'd like to know if the advertised advantages are for real? I'm planning a 300win mag build shooting VLD's.
I can't speak for all Broughton 5C's, but we have two 28" that are chambered in 300 win and they both show top velocity for the bullet weight used.
I sure can't say they will all be that way, but I would have no problem buying another one.
I only have one Broughton 5C and it is in my 338 RUM and it does seem to shoot a bit quicker than some others. My current load with berger 300 gr is 2830 verified with 90.0 gr. H-1000 It also shoots a 225 NAB @ 3300 with 97 gr H-1000 Finished barrel length is 27 3/8
I've got 3 Broughton 5C barrels, .308, 300RUM and 7WSM. All of them shoot well, clean easily and shoot at anticipated velocities. Do they perform better than non-5C bench quality barrels; it's almost impossible to say but I am happy with all of them either way.