View Full Version : lv on shilen dga

g n brezinski
05-25-2016, 09:44 PM
I have a 1976 dga in 22 br hv.
it sports a shilen thumbhole fiberglass that is said to weigh about 2 lbs.actin and trigger are about 4 lbs.scope is a 1978 36 power leapold.rings and bases are kelby .my ? is what would be a barrel contour and length would I expect to have on it
the caliber will be 6 mm ppc.
gary b

Mike Bryant
05-26-2016, 09:21 AM
The best thing to do is weigh it with everything except the barrel. From what you listed, you are looking at about 7 pounds for everything without the barrel and it may be over 7. Your barrel will be in the 4 lbs 8 ounce area which is pretty light now days for a LV/SP class rifle and will be fairly hard to get out of a LV taper barrel. I'd probably go to a #6 straight taper contour barrel. You can get 4.5 pounds fairly easily out of a #6 depending upon how far down the taper you go to cut the barrel to length. To get weights on the barrel, you can use Rodney Brown's barrel weight calculator that is above this post.