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I ordered up a bartlien 2b barrel - sounds like it's a good compromise contour for a relatively light wieght barrel.
I looked hard at the carbon barrels but the cost difference for me was about the price to have the barrel cambered. Hope I don't regret it later

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Good choice. I doubt you'll regret it at all.

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I ordered up a bartlien 2b barrel - sounds like it's a good compromise contour for a relatively light wieght barrel.
I looked hard at the carbon barrels but the cost difference for me was about the price to have the barrel cambered. Hope I don't regret it later

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IMO a 2b is a great compromise if you aren’t getting a carbon wrapped barrel.
 
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Everything is at the Smith so now all I can do is wait.

What shooting app is everyone using?
Any one have an opinion on a Kestrel? I was looking at the 2700 due to cost but don't want to regret not getting a 5700 shortly afterwards?

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I just dove in as well a couple months ago. I enrolled in Sonora Desert Institute and am going through basic ballistics as we speak.
 

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Everything is at the Smith so now all I can do is wait.

What shooting app is everyone using?
Any one have an opinion on a Kestrel? I was looking at the 2700 due to cost but don't want to regret not getting a 5700 shortly afterwards?

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I have a 5700 Elite. I also use Hornady 4DOF, BallisticsARC, JBM, and Windfinder. If you can afford the kestrel, get it. Otherwise 4DOF + Windfinder is free.
 
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I just dove in as well a couple months ago. I enrolled in Sonora Desert Institute and am going through basic ballistics as we speak.
Tell me more about what you equiped yourself with to get started. What are you using to calculate shooting solutions? Bipod? Rear bag? What did the class cost? I'm debating finding a class myself

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Well rifle is finished just need to get it some creakote.
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Not sure if you picked optics yet, but this is a great option and dang good price:


Once you find a load the gun likes, you can have leupold make a custom dial for it (1 free with their CDL scopes).
 
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Not sure if you picked optics yet, but this is a great option and dang good price:


Once you find a load the gun likes, you can have leupold make a custom dial for it (1 free with their CDL scopes).
Thanks for heads up on that deal. I did already pick up a new vortex model - the razor lht to mount on the rifle. Early reports on the optic were all positive so hopefully it lives up to the hype.

I'll be mounting the vortex razor lht with a pair of G2 ultra lite rings https://www.buckeyetactical.com/buc...ltralite-picatinny-style-rings-matte-low.html and a Leupold back country Picatinny rail to keep everything as light as possible but still be rock solid. IMG_20200705_131039360.jpg
 
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Unfortunately the rifle is still at the creakote guys place for another week or so as he's a bit behind. Can't wait to FINALLY get it all together and out to the range.
 
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