Rem 700 6br max barrel weight/countor

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by Lilliex700, May 9, 2019.

  1. Lilliex700

    Lilliex700

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    Haven’t had a new rifle built in over 20 years. Building a new rifle for my young son, will only be shooting paper/steel at 3-600 yards. Have an unused rem 700 single shot action to build with and thinking an mbr stock to make it easier for him to shoot. My question is I see different thinking on how much weight a rem 700 action can handle for a barrel. Was thinking a Kreiger hv at 28” but that’s a 7.5# barrel. Would this put to much stress on a trued 700 pillar bedded in an mbr stock?
     
  2. swd

    swd Silver $$ Contributor

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    It will handle any contour you want. Guys hang straight 32” barrels off them all the time for F Class without any problem.
     
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  3. Lone Hunter

    Lone Hunter Silver $$ Contributor

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    I have a 28" Broughton MTU Contour on a trued Remington 700 SA that shoots awful good. My buddies have 700's with MTU contours on them that shoot good too. I believe the Remington can handle anything you put on it.
     
  4. Sniper338

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    If its a bench gun..... 1.25 straight and forget about anything else!
     
  5. Tim JN

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    The action can take a straight 1.250 x 32" length but a tapered barrel of some kind has less torque when shooting. They will both shoot the same accuracy except for control of the muzzle between shots. Try it and you will agree!!
    Tim North
    Broughton Rifle Barrels
     
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  6. murray brook

    murray brook Silver $$ Contributor

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    To what degree of a taper would you recommend.
     

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