Opinions on contour for new build (280 Rem)

wamike

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Hey everybody,

Recently acquired a trued 700 long action. Wanting to build a 280 Rem or 280AI. Barrel length of 24". Want this to be a light/medium-weight backpacker and am curious as to what contour most folks would go with for a good, balanced build. #3 or 4 sporter? Heavier, like a Sendero, with flutes?

Thanks.
 

jpeaston

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I went 5.5 fluted Krieger at 25.5 in and AI'd it for my light carry, but I had a Ti action.
 

Aldon

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I had bad luck with flutes.

Depends on whether your getting from maker fluted or having it added.

I like the sporter weight barrels for a carry rifle.

Sendero's and varmint weight for extreme long range and targets. Just another opinion...with inflation and tarp my $.02 I end up owing you:)
 

wamike

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I'll look for the check in the mail. :)

If I do go with fluted it would come from the maker (looking at Pac Nor right now)
 

MOOSE39465

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bugholes.com check out the Brux barrels. I bought a barrel from them and they are good to deal with.

Brux 7mm 9 twist SS #5 27" fluted for 24" finish $435.00
 
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brentc

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I'll look for the check in the mail. :)

If I do go with fluted it would come from the maker (looking at Pac Nor right now)

Pac-nor is good to go. I have a one of their SS 28" 7mm Rem fluted #6 and it is fine for packing. I think a Pac Nor #5 with or without flutes would be a fantastic compromise. Not too light, not too heavy.
 

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