View Full Version : Barrel contour

11-22-2008, 10:25 PM
Just wondering what contour seems to be the most used right or would have on their next Br100 RF... and would it be different then for a BR50 Gun????
I'm wondering about the reverse taper???

11-23-2008, 12:40 PM

The reverse taper is not as popular now as it was a couple of years ago. Now, in my opinion, the most popular for a Turbo, Anschutz, or Suhl is a .900 straight. For a 40X, Time, or large action the #7 contour seems to be pretty popular or a contour that starts at 1.250 and tapers to .900 at the muzzle.

I am not sure why the reverse taper lost its popularity. I have a reverse taper, .900 straight, and a #7. They all shoot good. Some people claim certain contours are easier to tune than others. I believe it has more to do with what is in the bore of the barrel than what the contour is. I would not have a problem with putting any of the 3 contours mentioned on one of my guns. If you are trying to make weight, the #7 may be too heavy.

Hope this helps.

11-23-2008, 11:45 PM
Thank you Dan, I have never experimented at all with the reverse taper and always wondered or should I say intrigued. I do thank you for your thoughts! I like you think more about the inside then the out... But I'm doing some quizzing before my next go around with a new build. In the shooting we're doing in this particular area, weight is not a problem.
This 100-200 yd BR game is fun.
Thnx Again