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Gunsmithing #5 contour douglas for 338lm?

BLAWTON

Gunny Sergeant
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Apr 2, 2008
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Re: #5 contour douglas for 338lm?

Comes down to how much you are going to shoot it in a sitting. The smaller the barrel the quicker it heats up and starts throwing bullets. I recomend that you use a heavier contour like a straight taper to 1" at the muzzle. A heavy sendaro with a .9 muzzle will work well for you also. Just note that the heavier the barrel the more consistent it will shoot and more shoots before it gets too hot.
 

pickpick

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Jan 25, 2008
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Re: #5 contour douglas for 338lm?

okay, thanks alot. I have bought a mcmillian htg LA stock for $250 that has a channel cut for a #5, is why I'm asking. I guess I could build something else to fit it.
 

Dark Horse

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Jan 7, 2008
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Re: #5 contour douglas for 338lm?

If you have the option of picking a barrel, check out Broughton's 7.4 contour on their website. American Precision(Patriot Arms) just ordered one for my TRG-42. Should do well with that caliber.