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#6395105 - 08/04/16 06:40 PM All I need is barrel and my build will be done
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Registered: 02/09/13
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Here's what I have so far
Tikka T3 Hunter action (lefty)
Manners T6a stock bedded by Crescent Customs
CDI bottom metal
EGW 20 MOA base
Burris XTR ii 4-20x50
Now just deciding on which caliber and what barrel maker and picking up a different bolt handle and a couple other odds and ends . Anyone tried X-caliber barrels ? I can't decide and it depends on who has what I'm looking for in stock. I've looked at Hawk Hill, Brux , Rock Creek and Bartlien. I've narrowed it down to 260, 243 or 6.5x47L.



Edited by Cattleman (08/04/16 07:19 PM)

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#6395147 - 08/04/16 07:22 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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A Bartlein chambered in 6.5x47 would be my choice. Sweet rig regardless of the caliber. cheers
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#6395150 - 08/04/16 07:23 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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Edited by ImTheReasonDovesMourn (08/04/16 07:25 PM)
Edit Reason: Double tap
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#6395152 - 08/04/16 07:27 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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www.bugholes.com

http://store.thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com

http://www.butchsreloading.com/shop/

You've got some great parts already assembled. Decide on contour, and build the 6.5 X 47

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#6395180 - 08/04/16 07:46 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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6.5x47L, gonna be a nice one

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#6395228 - 08/04/16 08:33 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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Thanks men. I'm leaning towards a Remington varmint contour or something similar because that's what my stock is channeled for.

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#6395234 - 08/04/16 08:37 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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A good contour. Opening up a barrel channel with Emory cloth is cheap, precise, and only requires some time.

In case you find a barrel slightly larger.
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#6395251 - 08/04/16 08:49 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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6.5x47 in a heavy Palma would be my choice.
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#6395253 - 08/04/16 08:50 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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Originally Posted By: Cattleman
Thanks men. I'm leaning towards a Remington varmint contour or something similar because that's what my stock is channeled for.


I chose the Remington varmint profile Bartlein for my 6.5 Creedmoor build. I love the contour. It makes a balanced rifle and not too heavy.
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#6395264 - 08/04/16 08:55 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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I found a Bartlien , Brux and Benchmark all in 8.5 twist 5r rifling . Should I get an 8 twist with 4 groove or would the 5r be better. Also will I have to do anything to the bolt face since the 6.5x47 uses small rifle primers?


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#6395274 - 08/04/16 09:01 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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Originally Posted By: Cattleman
I found a Bartlien , Brux and Benchmark all in 8.5 twist 5r rifling . Should I get an 8 twist with 4 groove or would the 5r be better.


This link, along with advice from JG and Paul Reid, helped me with my build.

http://precisionrifleblog.com/2015/11/21/precision-rifle-barrels/
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#6395277 - 08/04/16 09:06 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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4 gr an 5r of mine shoot no different
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#6395313 - 08/04/16 09:31 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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#6396290 - 08/05/16 07:24 PM Re: All I need is barrel and my build will be done [Re: Cattleman]
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Nice

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