What is contour?

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  1. 94browninghunt

    94browninghunt New Member

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    I know very novice question :eek: 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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  5. Sonic82

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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.
     
  6. MidnightExpress

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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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    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:

    Does this have no firearms application?

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

    ?
     
  9. MidnightExpress

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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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  11. neilage66

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    Me too...Artsy Fartsy

    :D

    I've said that one for years! haha
     
  12. Sonic82

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    AGN? Angry Gamers Network, Austin Gay Nudists, Acute Glomerulonephritis
     
  13. MidnightExpress

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    I think I've only used that phrase three times my entire life, and this was the first time typing it. :)
     
  14. MidnightExpress

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    Not cool Sonic, not cool. :( You just had to gay didn't ya'.

    With Active Galactic Nucleus I'm not only the center of the galaxy but also the brightest part of the center of the galaxy. :cool: (which is why I need those sunglasses)
     
  15. Sonic82

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    I didn't have to...I'll keep it quiet ;)