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    Howa barrel options

    Iím looking to pick up a Howa barrelled action for project soon, in either 7-08 or 308, but need to decide on light barrel or standard barrel profile.

    Am I going to loose much consistency or accuracy with the lightweight?

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    Nah, my alpine mountain rifle is accurate AF.

    Unless you plan on shooting long strings (the thinner barrel heats up quicker) get the lightweight.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter_Nick View Post
    Iím looking to pick up a Howa barrelled action for project soon, in either 7-08 or 308, but need to decide on light barrel or standard barrel profile.

    Am I going to loose much consistency or accuracy with the lightweight?
    I am using a howa with a heavy barrel for FPR shooting and another one that is an Alpine Mountain for hunting.

    Every time I use my hunting rifle to 12 shots strings in the FPR class I got better groupings even though the barrel is shorter (lower velocity) and the rifle is lighter (a bit more recoil). Only compared the two up to 600m.


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    Also depends on what barrel length you require. The lightweight version (usually has the lightening cuts on the action) is a 20" barrel. The standard profile is 22" long from the factory.

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    A bunch of Howa barreled actions in 6.5 PRC are coming in shortly.

    Iím contemplating one so I can tick the 6.5 itch I seem to have

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelisreal View Post
    Also depends on what barrel length you require. The lightweight version (usually has the lightening cuts on the action) is a 20" barrel. The standard profile is 22" long from the factory.
    Thanks mate, didn’t know that!

 

 

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