Barrel advice for 338 Lapua

Diesel1966

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Hi all,
I have a Savage 110ba LE 338 Lapua. Without scope, OEM weight is 17 lbs, roughly. I want to keep the same weight.

I’m looking to rebarrel and need solid advice. Obviously this is a heavy long range rifle

I reload for Hornady 285gr and Nosler 300gr exclusively

so, what barrel contour? Heavy Palma or Bull barrel?
finished length, not counting muzzle break?
staying with 1:10 twist.

what am I forgetting for info?.

thanks
John
 

Steel head

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    Heavy Palma
    M24
    MTU
    The heavy Palma probably matches the weight of factory barrel the closest.

    I run a 30” MTU for my 338.
     
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    Steel head

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    Steel head. Can you explain MTU. How would it compare to Heavy Palma or Bull Barrel?
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    buggz

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    Thanks for that contour graph.
    Is that universal for every manufacture?
     

    Wannashootit

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    what am I forgetting for info?.
    I don't think any barrel manufacturer offers nutted prefits for the .338 LM (as the saying goes, I was wrong once before...).
    Were you planning on doing a shouldered barrel?
     

    700bdl

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    Is that the twist or that particular barrel?
    Hi all,
    I have a Savage 110ba LE 338 Lapua. Without scope, OEM weight is 17 lbs, roughly. I want to keep the same weight.

    I’m looking to rebarrel and need solid advice. Obviously this is a heavy long range rifle

    I reload for Hornady 285gr and Nosler 300gr exclusively

    so, what barrel contour? Heavy Palma or Bull barrel?
    finished length, not counting muzzle break?
    staying with 1:10 twist.

    what am I forgetting for info?.

    thanks
    John
    I recently rebarreled my Remington 700P with a Bartliein 5R 1:9 , 29inch. Heavy varmint taper. $370 for the blank. I know a guy who did theachine work for me. Great barrel. Ordered a 28 inch, the actual barrel was 29.5. it's heavy. Shoots great, way better than the Remington barrel. If I were to do it again I would go with a lighter barrel from the same company.
     

    Steel head

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    I recently rebarreled my Remington 700P with a Bartliein 5R 1:9 , 29inch. Heavy varmint taper. $370 for the blank. I know a guy who did theachine work for me. Great barrel. Ordered a 28 inch, the actual barrel was 29.5. it's heavy. Shoots great, way better than the Remington barrel. If I were to do it again I would go with a lighter barrel from the same company.
    Heavy varmint is one of the heaviest barrel tapers you can get.