Post by diablizzard on Jun 29, 2018 21:14:10 GMT -8
I am ready to pull the trigger on a pair of barrels. I am trying to decide on the profiles for each. The project is a savage SA with 2 different caliber/barrel setups. My biggest question is will I gain anything from the stepped profiles over the tapered. This will be my primary hunting rifle but it will see a bunch of range time.
The first caliber I'm running is 6.8 SPC with a 16" barrel. The goal with this one is to be fairly light and maneuverable. I am thinking that the D4 or the S1 Sporter profile.
The second caliber is 7mm-08 REM with a 22" barrel. I want this one to be able to comfortable shoot across open fields. I expect it to have a little heavier barrel in anticipation of the longer ranges. The profiles I have in mind for this one is the D5 or S2 H-Sporter.
I found some answers as to why there are stepped profiles.
allow room for expansion
more surface area for heat dissipation - in fact there is less SA and also less metal to handle the heat
With that I think I am leaning more towards the tapered barrels because most stocks are made to allow the barrel to float. I definitely agree the weight will help with handling while aiming but I don't want to sacrifice much for the outdoor trekking. Rifles can get heavy quick when you're walking around in the woods and across fields.