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Old 04-20-2021, 11:24 AM
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Default Barrel Reccomendations for .280 AI

Hi Guys,
Looking to replace my Krieger #2 contour barrel on my mountain rifle. Currently is 26” with a 2” radial brake, 1:8:5 twist. Going to stay #2 contour, but going to replace it with a 1:8 twist in 24”. What barrel makes have you been impressed with? Will support local in AB if possible.
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Old 04-20-2021, 11:30 AM
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Hi Guys,
Looking to replace my Krieger #2 contour barrel on my mountain rifle. Currently is 26” with a 2” radial brake, 1:8:5 twist. Going to stay #2 contour, but going to replace it with a 1:8 twist in 24”. What barrel makes have you been impressed with? Will support local in AB if possible.
Contact Bob Galloway at Custom Gunworks and get him to spin on a Jury for you, 1:8 24"
You will NOT be sorry!
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Old 04-20-2021, 12:55 PM
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I have also had excellent experience with jury barrels. I recently put together a 6mm creedmoor with a jury, it was shooting .75” to .5” groups within 10 rounds after barrel break in, and cleans up in just a few patches.
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Old 04-20-2021, 01:30 PM
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I’m running a 29” jury 1in9.5 twist on my 300 wsm and I am very happy with it
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:32 PM
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Jury X3, just had a 280 AI built by Alberta Tactical with a Jury barrel, had one done a while back in 25-06 and it was excellent
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Old 04-20-2021, 05:40 PM
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Jury X3, just had a 280 AI built by Alberta Tactical with a Jury barrel, had one done a while back in 25-06 and it was excellent
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There are 3 Jury barrels in my house right now.

2, 1 in 8, .260 REM’s, and my new 1 in 8, 7mm-08.
They are all great barrels!

So, get a Jury barrel!





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Old 04-21-2021, 10:57 AM
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It seems Alberta is blessed with good barrel makers. I bought a used 280 Rem that came with a KS Arms #2 contour barrel. It's my most accurate rifle.

This 3 shot group is from that rifle, 100 metres.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:59 AM
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I really like Benchmark barrels and really like the Douglas #2 Contour. I just took deliver of a newly rebarreled 7MM Rem Mag with an 8 twist barrel with the above description. Like the others I have used, it is a drill.
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Old 04-21-2021, 12:47 PM
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First and second group fired from the barrel. Both completely different loads including the bullet.



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Old 04-21-2021, 09:28 PM
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Hi Guys,
Looking to replace my Krieger #2 contour barrel on my mountain rifle. Currently is 26” with a 2” radial brake, 1:8:5 twist. Going to stay #2 contour, but going to replace it with a 1:8 twist in 24”. What barrel makes have you been impressed with? Will support local in AB if possible.
Do yourself a favour and grab an IBI barrel.
Incredible barrels, Ryan is great to deal with.
They will shoot lights out. I have chambered a lot of them. All have been amazing.
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