Choos­ing your ri­fle

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In essence, most ri­fles can be di­vided into two groups by the thick­ness of their bar­rels. Some have thick pro­files, whereas oth­ers have thin ones, with the for­mer be­ing much heav­ier than the lat­ter. The rea­son­ing for both goes like this:

Thick bar­rels Of­ten la­belled as varmint pro­file, the in­creased di­am­e­ter of these bar­rels pro­vides more sta­bil­ity and al­lows you to fire more shots be­fore heat warpage af­fects ac­cu­racy.

Thin bar­rels Usu­ally re­ferred to as Sporter pro­files, these are much lighter to carry around, and as you are highly un­likely to fire more than a few shots on any given night, heat is­sues can be ig­nored.

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