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#7289935 - 01/09/13 11:24 AM Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average?
SCHOOLCRAFT Offline
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Going to re-barrel my 700 CDL soon. I've always wanted a .280 Rem., so I was thinking somewhere around a #3 contour @ 23" would balance well with most any stock I choose from McMillan. Leaning towards the Sporter....which seems like it gets very little love around here. Had a EDGE Compact, and it was nice...but VERY trim. The Sporter looks a tad more substantial through the grip and forearm.
Lilja, Hart, Brux, Rock, Shillen......who runs larger/smaller than a standard #3?

Advice is appreciated.

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#7289945 - 01/09/13 11:27 AM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: SCHOOLCRAFT]
SCHOOLCRAFT Offline
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BTW, is anyone running a #3 in a McMillan Sporter stock?

I'd like to see a picture of how the #3 looks at the end of the forearm.

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#7290078 - 01/09/13 11:56 AM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: SCHOOLCRAFT]
gene270 Offline
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I had a couple builds on #3 tapers but have gone to #2 lately
I think the 270 you built was about perfect as i built one like it for a friend and am gathering parts to build me a 25-06 with a rock #2 presently.
I dont care for the sporter to beefy for me classic or the bdl model for me if i was left handed


gene

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#7290102 - 01/09/13 12:02 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: SCHOOLCRAFT]
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I'm hardly an expert but I think both Shilen and Rock have the same contours and are lighter contour as far as their #1, #2, #3 and so on. Brux is a little heavier and I think Lilja sort of falls right in the middle. I think Bartlein #3 are probably the heaviest #3. Krieger barrels are the same as Brux as I recall.

I have a #3 Lilja and a Brux #3, both are fluted though. I used to have a #3 Shilen in a Sporter - hated it. The Sporter is pretty beefy up front and might work better with a #4 or bigger.

YOu might also consider the Classic, I have the Lilja and Brux in a Classic and IMHO thats a perfect combo.


Edited by Oregonmuley (01/09/13 12:03 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling
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#7290183 - 01/09/13 12:25 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: SCHOOLCRAFT]
aalf Offline
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They all list their contours on their sites....

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#7290717 - 01/09/13 02:48 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: aalf]
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go to their websites. pay close attention to the measurement after the radius the measurement is "G" on brux's site specifically. muzzle diameter doesn't always tell the full story.

Screw a sporter.

Pick a #3 from any maker but the Bartlein may be too heavy and too long of a wait.
Cut at 23'
McMillan Classic standard fill
shilen trigger
Talley LW
Leupold 3.5-10 with M1 turret

load up on 162 amax's and RL-22

= Not selling it after 6 months .. good luck!

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#7291366 - 01/09/13 05:16 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: BurninDupont]
Crow hunter Offline
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You've just got to look at their contour charts and compare them for yourself, they're all different. For example, a Bartlein #3 is bigger than a Rock Creek #4. You just have to compare them and see what's what. Don't feel the need to be limited to their contour chart either, most makers can duplicate factory or other contours if you want. If you like the contour on your CDL then tell them to duplicate it.

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#7291673 - 01/09/13 06:13 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: Crow hunter]
SCHOOLCRAFT Offline
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Thanks for all the feedback guys.

I HAD a .300 Winny built by Hill Country last year.

Stiller action, Hart #4 @ 24", McMillan Hunter in standard fill. Came out weighing right at 7.2lbs sans scope.

Maybe with the #3 @ 23" (or #4 Rock) in a standard fill McMillan (haven't decided on style yet) would come in a shade under 7lbs?

That weight, with good balance in the middle, would be great.

I've also been considering the lefty BDL McMillan. They show it to be made for "up to a #4 contour". Always liked the way the factory BDL stocks fit me.

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#7292129 - 01/09/13 07:43 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: BurninDupont]
Oregonmuley Offline
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Originally Posted By: BurninDupont
go to their websites. pay close attention to the measurement after the radius the measurement is "G" on brux's site specifically. muzzle diameter doesn't always tell the full story.

Screw a sporter.

Pick a #3 from any maker but the Bartlein may be too heavy and too long of a wait.
Cut at 23'
McMillan Classic standard fill
shilen trigger
Talley LW
Leupold 3.5-10 with M1 turret

load up on 162 amax's and RL-22

= Not selling it after 6 months .. good luck!


Here is what you just discribed above:) As pictured sans bi-pod 7 lbs 4 ozs.

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#7292557 - 01/09/13 09:41 PM Re: Which barrel makers run larger or smaller than average? [Re: Oregonmuley]
RinB Offline
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Registered: 03/05/08
Posts: 1393
What do you mean by "average "? Are you meaning the bore diameter? If you are referring to outside dimensions, there are no "standard" dimensions with which to compare.

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