260 Remington Barrel Contour

Discussion in 'Practical Long-Range Rifle Shooting' started by rlr4, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. rlr4 New Member


    Took the long range shooting class in Elkton last week and it was great. Suppressed from here on out and got a 30P-1 on order.

    Building a 260 Remington and was wondering on the following:

    1. What type of barrel contour?
    2. What barrel length you prefer for your match rifle?
    3. What you think about fluting?

  2. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith
    We typically prefer a "Medium Palma" contour in a 26" (non-fluted). Fluting done right doesn't have an effect on accuracy, but I would personally rather just have a little lighter barrel without flutes because it's cheaper. I think we've all had or have barrels of both types.
  3. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith
    This is a medium Palma contour
    Although some of them ramp down to the slow taper faster in front of the action than this one.
  4. rlr4 New Member

  5. USAVA New Member

    M40 Or light varmint coutour on the heavy side in your opinion... The LV is .930 at the muzzle
  6. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith
    LV is plenty heavy enough. We've found that barrel quality and the quality of the work cutting the chamber and fitting it to the rifle has more effect on accuracy than the barrel contour. The LV should be closer to the Medium Palma that we use.
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