Hells Canyon Barrels vs Proof

Whitetail312

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Does anyone have any experience with them? Looking for a carbon barrel for a new build and proof doesn’t offer the contour or twist I desire. Thank you for any help.
 

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I have shot two rifles, both in 28 Nosler, with a 26" 1:8" Hells Canyon CF barrel. They both shot very well. Under .3MOA for both. Both held this accuracy out past 800 yards.
 

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I use a lot of Winchester Model 70 and Browning XBolts. The Hells Canyon Speed rifle is a nice rifle. I would rather have it in 6.5 Creedmore in the 22 inch version. And I have enough farm and ranch land to,occasionally need a really long shot! I personally prefer to photograph big bucks, not shoot them. Therefore a Sporter shorter barrel works fir me. I was though a friend of Jack O Connor who was a real hunter as well as a great author! He preferred the 22 inch barrel and loved Mountain Sheep hunting where thevshots can be long. You should decide what your preferred hunting style would be. The long range is a better choince as the posters point out if you are into long range target shooting or really plan on taking long shots on game. By that I mean more than 400yards.
 

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I use a lot of Winchester Model 70 and Browning XBolts. The Hells Canyon Speed rifle is a nice rifle. I would rather have it in 6.5 Creedmore in the 22 inch version. And I have enough farm and ranch land to,occasionally need a really long shot! I personally prefer to photograph big bucks, not shoot them. Therefore a Sporter shorter barrel works fir me. I was though a friend of Jack O Connor who was a real hunter as well as a great author! He preferred the 22 inch barrel and loved Mountain Sheep hunting where thevshots can be long. You should decide what your preferred hunting style would be. The long range is a better choince as the posters point out if you are into long range target shooting or really plan on taking long shots on game. By that I mean more than 400yards.
I think the OP is talking about Hells Canyon armory CF barrels vs. Proof research CF barrels.
 

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I haven't used an HCA yet but will be soon. I like them just for the simple fact that I can call and talk to the owner himself.
 

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I haven't used an HCA yet but will be soon. I like them just for the simple fact that I can call and talk to the owner himself.

I emailed him today and he cots yes me back within the hour and we continued to talk throughout the day. My first impressions of customer service are stellar. I just wish more people would chime in and give personal experiences
 

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I emailed him today and he cots yes me back within the hour and we continued to talk throughout the day. My first impressions of customer service are stellar. I just wish more people would chime in and give personal experiences
He uses Benchmark blanks which are great, and I know his carbon wrapping process is about the best so there's no reason not to believe they aren't excellent barrels.
 

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He uses Benchmark blanks which are great, and I know his carbon wrapping process is about the best so there's no reason not to believe they aren't excellent barrels.
How do you know his process is the best? And best in what way? Strength, stiffness, heat dissipation, etc? Is there an article with tests on the different companies carbon barrels that explains why one process is better for a certain criteria?
 

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How do you know his process is the best? And best in what way? Strength, stiffness, heat dissipation, etc? Is there an article with tests on the different companies carbon barrels that explains why one process is better for a certain criteria?
How he lays the carbon and resin content.

Every test will be swayed one way or another. When it comes down to it, there are NO bad carbon barrels out there.

Take your pick and you'll be happy with any of them.
 

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How he lays the carbon and resin content.
Ok so he has the best process the way he lays the carbon and resin. Is that your opinion? If it is I take it you know how PR, Hardy, Carbon 6, etc all wrap their barrels? I’m surprised any of the manufacturers would give out what I consider to be a trade secret including HC.

And let’s say HC does have the best process “how he lays the carbon and resin”. What is that best process accomplishing? Better accuracy? Better heat transfer? More strength?
 

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Ok so he has the best process the way he lays the carbon and resin. Is that your opinion? If it is I take it you know how PR, Hardy, Carbon 6, etc all wrap their barrels? I’m surprised any of the manufacturers would give out what I consider to be a trade secret including HC.

And let’s say HC does have the best process “how he lays the carbon and resin”. What is that best process accomplishing? Better accuracy? Better heat transfer? More strength?
Opinion of many. I also know many "trade secrets". None of it is really new or cutting edge or complicated.

Strength and weight. HCA's are pretty light.

Like I said earlier, take your pick. They are all good but weight is my biggest concern.
 

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Opinion of many. I also know many "trade secrets". None of it is really new or cutting edge or complicated.

Strength and weight. HCA's are pretty light.

Like I said earlier, take your pick. They are all good but weight is my biggest concern.
Weight is my concern too. I’m trying to build a large caliber, long range back pack gun but stay within Idaho’s weight limits with some to spare.
 

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Weight is my concern too. I’m trying to build a large caliber, long range back pack gun but stay within Idaho’s weight limits with some to spare.

I am about to finish up a 300 prc with proof 24” no taper. This rifle will be sub 10 lbs with a vortex razor hd. I understand you are not liking the contour options so that is why I mention the overall weight of this rifle. In fact my 20” proof light build I did a few months ago is 8.5 glass and suppressor.
 

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