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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tctt3, Mar 8, 2018.
Just wondering. Search doesn't show anything.
I've seen some posts with guys using a #3 contour with 338 to save weight
I wasn’t sure that would be be big enough. Trying to get as light as possible without sacrificing accuracy. Haha. Like everybody else. I try to search, but don’t find much.
Yep a #5 works fine for a 338...never used one for an edge, but a buddy is building a 33 nosler and using a Lijia #5...he has my reamer...
used a #5 contur on my 338 w-mag like it fine ,ss/Douglas, Kirby Allen has used many # 5 conturs on various custom builds.
jjmp, looking at doing the same, or moving to 33 Nosler. What did your rifle weight come in at with the #5?
just weighted her about 7.5 lbs, 26 inch/bbl, no scope but bases on & front rem site,mk 10 mauser action older bell & Carlson synt/ stock glass beded .
My 338 Rogue shoots fine with a Bartlein of similar - slightly lesser - contour.
Length plays a big part into how a barrel contour works. They longer the less taper you want. The bigger the caliber the more you need.
But if your 26" you should be fine.
I found barrel manufactures very helpful in discussing minimums for materials and calibers. Krieger told me that a #5 was as small as they go in SST in that caliber. It seems they have updated their website to show their minimums for each. If I was to make a lighter 338, I might drop to a 4 or 4b.
My 338 ultra has a #5 Brux. 27 1/2 plus brake. Shoots awesome.
Thanks guys. It’s ordered now. 28” shilen #5. Rem 700 action and bm. Wyatt box. Eh-1 stock. Hope she shoots!