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Old 03-13-2017, 12:01 PM   #1
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3 grove, 5 grove, 6 what's the advantages?


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Old 03-13-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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What caliber? What bullet you want to shoot?
5R rifling has proven to be easier to clean in the couple barrels I have.
Twist rate to stabilize bullet is more important than the number of lands though.
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Old 03-13-2017, 12:25 PM   #3
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7mm mag. Wanting to shoot 180gn Berger so looking at 1:8 twist.

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Old 03-13-2017, 01:44 PM   #4
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Talk to the barrel manufacturer or your builder they should have good advise
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:46 PM   #5
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The PacNor 3 grooves are amazing ..... super easy to clean and very accurate

If you have any questions call Chris
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:21 PM   #6
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The PacNor 3 grooves are amazing ..... super easy to clean and very accurate

If you have any questions call Chris

I've heard this and I almost gave it a try on my current build. I went with a 5R Bartlein, though. Next barrel I buy, if I can't afford to try a Proof, is going to be a PacNor.


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Old 03-15-2017, 10:20 PM   #7
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I went with a Bartlien last time. I'm trying a Brux out this time. The Bartlien was a 5r barrel and it wasn't bad about fouling and was very easy to clean
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #8
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Ok, just shot some test loads with Berger 180gn Hybrids over 65.5gn H-1000 with 20thou jump.



Factory Remington 700 barrel 1:10 twist I think.

Any advantage to re-barreling to 1:8?


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Old 03-19-2017, 11:15 AM   #9
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Ok, just shot some test loads with Berger 180gn Hybrids over 65.5gn H-1000 with 20thou jump.



5-shot group

Factory Remington 700 barrel 1:10 twist I think.

Any advantage to re-barreling to 1:8?


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Old 03-19-2017, 12:00 PM   #10
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Nice group. That would work great for a standard range hunting rifle.

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Old 03-19-2017, 12:21 PM   #11
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Ok, just shot some test loads with Berger 180gn Hybrids over 65.5gn H-1000 with 20thou jump.



Factory Remington 700 barrel 1:10 twist I think.

Any advantage to re-barreling to 1:8?


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If it consistently shoots groups like that then I say nope. Save your money for glass or Ammo.
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:33 PM   #12
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Going to tweak seating depth and play with powder charge. 66gn H-1000 group blew up


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Old 03-19-2017, 02:04 PM   #13
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Going to tweak seating depth and play with powder charge. 66gn H-1000 group blew up


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Use the berger seating depth technique and keep the powder constant. It will get you there.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:55 PM   #14
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Use the berger seating depth technique and keep the powder constant. It will get you there.


Please explain


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