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Old 12-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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I know very novice question but my friend asked earlier and i couldn't really answer :/. What is contour? and what decides the contour. i know the caliber does, but does it matter if its used for Target vs hunting vs long range?

Sorry shouldve made myself more clear= yes i do mean barrel contour



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See the curvy parts on those grips?

That's contour.

Contour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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Are you referring to barrel contour? It's the shape/taper of the barrel, heavy taper, sporter, varmint, target these are referred to as barrel contour.

Barrel Selection and Contours for Custom Made Rifles

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There are a lot of references of contour in the discussion of firearms.
Please be a little more specific.

Contour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A heavy barrel helps dampen barrel whip. It's what long range, precision target and varmint shooters use. Heat from multiple shots have less effect with a heavy barrel as well. Tapered and thinner walled barrels are for hunters who shoot only a few shots at a time. They are lighter in weight obviously.

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Why post a Wiki link (twice now) to the word contour when there's not one link on the page related to firearms?

This should help (definitions # 7 and # 8) in regards to grips and rifle stocks.

Contour | Define Contour at Dictionary.com

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[QUOTE=MidnightExpress;654425]Why post a Wiki link (twice now) to the word contour when there's not one link on the page related to firearms?QUOTE]

Why you ask? The answer to your question can be found here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_galactic_nucleus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_galactic_nucleus

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Why post a Wiki link (twice now) to the word contour when there's not one link on the page related to firearms?

This should help (definitions # 7 and # 8) in regards to grips and rifle stocks.

Contour | Define Contour at Dictionary.com
I like your link to barrel contour and apparently that is the OP's real question.

The dictionary definition is better, but the first listing @ Wiki is:

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* an outline or silhouette
Does this have no firearms application?

Targets, Barrels, Grips, Cartridge Cases, Stocks, Hunting Land, Topographic Maps, Bullet Design

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The dictionary definition is better, but the first listing @ Wiki is:

* an outline or silhouette

Does this have no firearms application?

Targets, Barrels, Grips, Cartridge Cases, Stocks, Hunting Land, Topographic Maps, Bullet Design

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All right, I'll give you guys silhouette, as in shooting silhouette(s) is firearms related. But it's still a stretch with the information Wiki gives being more artsy fartsy. The rest is just too far removed from the industry.
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Why post a Wiki link (twice now) to the word contour when there's not one link on the page related to firearms?
Why you ask? The answer to your question can be found here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_galactic_nucleus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_galactic_nucleus

I think I found a new screen name.

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(AGN) Active Galactic Nucleus


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