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We use two types of steel in making our cut-rifled barrels:

For barrels which are to be blued we use 4140 chrome moly "Gun Steel".

 

For stainless steel barrels we use 416R, the R having characteristics specific to rifle barrels.

 

Contour is to the customer spec. We use the same contour specifications as Shilen barrels in order to help standardize the "language". Often customers quote a Shilen contour (seems to be the reference that everybody uses), which we then copy very closely.

 

Can copy existing contours on the tracer lathe within .003 so that the new barrel will drop right back into the stock. Shank length is determined by the length of the cartridge that we are chambering for, 308 length, 30-06 length, 375H&H length, unless they specify longer.

 

Many target shooters like a 4" shank so the barrel can be set back several times.

 

Twist rate is specified by customer if they so choose. If they don't specify then they

 

Available bore diameters are listed as follows:

 

  Bore Cartridge group
.2185 22 centerfire
.236 6mm/.243
.250 .250/.257
.256 6.5/.264
.270 .270
.275 7mm (European)
.277 7mm (American)
.298 Palma Finish
.300 .300/.308
.314 8mm (American)
.323 .333
330 .330/.338
.350 .350/.358
.366 .375 (European)
.368 .375 (American)
.392 .40 cal
.400 .41 cal/408
.405 .411
.408 .416
.415 .404 jeffery
.4169 .44 pistol (factory)
.421 .44 custom
.4238 .44 rifle (factory)
.441 .452
.450 .458
.466 .475
.488 .500 smith/wesson
.491 .501
.4997 .50 (std)
.540 .55
..577 .585
.604 .600 Nitro


Groove diameter is usually to bullet size (.257,.308,.375, etc ), unless specified different by the customer. We do a lot of the .368/.379 for the 38/55 crowd.


Six groove is standard up to 475 cal, then we cut 8 groove as std for 50 and up.


Barrel length to 36" finish.


Fluting length is out to 26 inches.(flute length) $20 per flute


Products::Rifle Barrels::Contours

What size barrel will serve you best?

Dimension "C" is the muzzle diameter at dimension "F", which is or suggested finish barrel length.



  Dimensions (inches)  
Contour # A B C D E F G Weight at
G length
  1 Featherweight 1.200 .700 .550 2.5 6 20 22 2 lbs 10oz.
  2 Lightweight 1.200 .765 .575 2.5 6 24 26 3 lbs 3oz.
  3 Sporter 1.200 .815 .625 2.5 6 24 26 3 lbs 7oz.
  4 Magnum Sporter 1.200 .860 .650 3.0 6 26 28 3 lbs 14oz.
  5 Lightweight Varmint 1.200 .910 .700 3.0 6 26 28 4 lbs 8oz.
  5 1/2 Medium Weight Varmint 1.200 .960 .750 3.0 6 26 28 4 lbs 14oz.
  6 Lightweight Target* 1.250 -- .750 3.0 -- 26 28 6 lbs
  7 Standard Varmint 1.250 -- .890 4.0 -- 26 28 7 lbs 1oz.
  8 Heavy Bull Barrel 1.200 -- 1.000 3.0 -- 26 28 7 lbs 12oz.
  9 Rimfire Target* 1.125 -- .825 4.0 -- 26 28 5 lbs 12oz.
  Benchrest Special   Straight cylinder, 30" long, any diameter from 1.300" to 1.450",
  29" maximum finish length
  Straight Barrel   Any diameter up to 1.230" 29" maximum finish length

* Straight taper.

** Straight taper in special contour for Varmint Class of benchrest competition.

***H1, H2, and H3 are specs for barrel flutes and can be added to your order.