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.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.
Your the one that got this brainstorm started!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.
That's impressive! I'm lookin at it like this, if I do gain a slight velocity advantage and find the bore easier to clean by going with a 5C great! If not I'll still have a great shooting barrel built by a company with a great reputation. I doubt I'm going to lose velocity.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 would say this is a fair assessment. I've been shooting Broughtons for a while now 8+ years and have noticed that only one of my 6.5 barrels took more copper than the rest. I cant say that they are any faster than any of the other barrels Ive used. I've had some great barrels from other manufacturers, but I can say my Broughtons consistently clean very easy. My current 6mm BR, 300wsm and 338 Norma run good speeds and take almost no copper. I am also extremely happy with the accuracy. Any maker can put out a bad barrel from time to time, I 've been fortunate with Broughton and have not got a bad one and between me and a few friends we have been through 20+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.