Rebarrel contour

bk

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Choosing what exactly to do for my next rifle is a nightmare. Ive got a few options but the one question Im struggling with is barrel contour.
Im wanting something that will hold up to some 12-15 strings of shots for informal target but will want to carry it round stalking rough ground. Ive seen the heavy sporter profile and also the lightweight Palma but what are the pro's and cons of each?
So oh wise ones....
Anyone any advice
 

bk

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Oh and Ive had a look at the diagrams on the barrel makers websites but it doesn't really visualise what they are like finished
 

Offroad Gary

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Your stock might make the choice for you, my sako 75 Macmillan was inletted to accommodate a lw super magnum sporter profile, and that's as fat as I could go. Shoots pretty well, I'd let the builder advise how big you can go without detriment to the stock.
 

ejg

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I have three 308's with custom barrels. All shoot very well.
1) Sako L579 with the mentioned Lothar Walther Super magnum Sporter 1450 profile 22". This is possibly the best compromise. She holds POI with 20 shot F-Class style target shooting. This match barrel has been great from day one. Weighs 4.1kg including rail, mounts, scope but without bipod.


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2) My Mauser with a much thinner Lothar Walther Chrome Moly Mauser profile 720 or 722? Anyway 16.5mm at 20". Shot one F-Class style 300yd comp with her and did not notice any wandering of shots. Rifle without scope 6.6lbs. Holds about 3" at 400m, at 100 she'll be under 1/2".

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3) Last, my light tactical, weighs complete with scope in pic 4.2kg (9.24lb). Has a 20" Bartlein medium Palma barrel. Very accurate as expected. I have not used her at a comp yet but tested her out to 500yds, grouped around 3". Well under 1/2"at 100.
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Tuck

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Dan Iv got a LW Palma profile finished at 21" 19mm at the muzzle, more accurate than me I carry it don't take much notice it's just about right, if your looking for a barrel that will cope with the amount if shots your talking about, I think you may need a bit of meet there...
 

paul o'

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got a wl .243 on the rpa hunter thumb hole fluted 17x1 shoots very very well would't wish to carry it all day but off/out the motor cracking also got a unwanted t8 ! after 20rds still able to to grab the barrel and have a warm up. no unwanted flex or lost p.o.i to speak of .
 

bk

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got a wl .243 on the rpa hunter thumb hole fluted 17x1 shoots very very well would't wish to carry it all day but off/out the motor cracking also got a unwanted t8 ! after 20rds still able to to grab the barrel and have a warm up. no unwanted flex or lost p.o.i to speak of .
Which LW have you got Paul?
 

SussexFallow

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Be guided by your gunsmith mate. I have a 6x47 with Remington varmint profile. Don't really notice the weight difference over my sako sporter but do notice the extra length.
Atb Steve
 

paul o'

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this one feller 8.8 pounds without scope etc has a 24" barrel just under an 1" od
 
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jonny.c

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Im sure if you find a trader and find the right batch they will tell you the perfect combo for your set up?

Atb
jon
 

Offroad Gary

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Carries better now its 20" instead of 24".

this is how much was taken from the stock, see no flat bit left on the top, business card clearance all the way to the action and zero flex. Shoots .5 moa at 500y. Redmist did the work.

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Muir

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The Tikka T3 lite I just bought was subjected to an extended (40 round) practice session in 90F heat last week. It shot in the 1/2 MOA range at the start, and the same at the finish despite having a barrel that was really too hot to touch. Much depends on the quality of the barrel. My brother-in-law had a Ruger 77 in 270 with a fairly stiff tube and it would start warping shots out of the group after 3 shots. I eventually rebarreled it with a Douglas XX air gauged barrel, turned from a blank with care, and he can now fire 20 round strings with no problems.~Muir
 
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