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Contouring

Contouring at McGowen Precision Barrels is done on state-of-the-art CNC equipment. Unlike most other rifle barrel manufacturers we offer not only our standard McGowen contours, but we offer contours from Shilen, Douglas and Pac Nor as standard contours, along with contours that are standard for Remington and Savage. This means that if you are used to using contours from one of the other companies we will do them at no extra charge. If you look at a lot of the other companies, they only list their contours and anything other than their contours are an additional fee.

Other companies also only offer barrels at certain lengths. So if you want a barrel that finishes out with a total length of 24" you'll get a 26" barrel with a saw cut in it. McGowen Precision Barrels will contour your barrel to your finished length. So if you order a McGowen #2 contour that has a .600" diameter muzzle, and you want it 24" rather than 26" we don't contour it at 26", we contour it at 24", which means that at 24" it will maintain the .600" muzzle.

If you want a contour that is not shown on our list below, we'll program the contour for you. The cost of this programming is $35.00, which is in addition to the standard contour fee of $30.00.

Barrels with non-standard contours will require a deposit prior to manufacturing. Unfortunately we have had to take this step due to customers ordering something non-standard then when it is ready we are unable to contact them. If you look at our "Inventory" page, you'll see quite a few of these in inventory. Unfortunately because they are non-standard contours, we are unable to either re-contour them, or sell them at our regular price. So we're having to sell them at a discounted price to move them out of inventory.

Our barrels all come in a polished finish. Many barrels you receive from other sources are in what we refer to as a "lathe-turned" finish. This means that your barrel will require polishing to be finished and ready for your firearm. The only barrels that we currently send out with a lathe turned finish are the AR barrels. If the customer requires another finish, we can do that also.

We offer 2 basic contours, a "Sporter" contour and a "Target" contour. You can see by looking at the list below that many of the contours, whether it be McGowen Precision Barrels contours, or another companies contours are basically the same, there are some minor variations such as the length of the chamber section of the barrel or the length of the transition between the chamber section and the radius bringing the diameter down smaller before the taper to the muzzle. An example would be a McGowen #1 vs a Douglas #1 contour. The "C" section of the Douglas is at 3" instead of the 2.5" that the McGowen has.

Cost of standard contouring is $30.00

Contour Name
#
A
B
C
D
Max Length
Est. Weight
 
Ultra Light Sporter
1
1.180"
2.25"
2.50"
.570"
22"
2 1/2 lbs
 
Lightweight Sporter
2
1.200"
2.50"
2.50"
.600"
24"
3 lbs
 
Regular Sporter
3
1.200"
2.50"
2.50"
.625"
26"
3 1/2 lbs
 
Medium Sporter
4
1.200"
2.62"
2.50"
.650"
28"
4 lbs
 
Heavy Sporter
5
1.200"
2.75"
2.50"
.700"
28"
5 lbs
 
Light Target
6
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.750"
32"
6 lbs
 
Medium Target
7
1.200"
3.12"
N/A
.875"
32"
7 lbs
 
Heavy Target
8
1.200"
3.25"
N/A
1.00"
32"
8 lbs
 
 
Douglas #1
D1
1.200"
2.25"
3.00"
.560"
22"
2 1/4 lbs
 
Douglas #2
D2
1.200"
2.25"
2.625"
.600"
24"
2 3/4 lbs
 
Douglas #3
D3
1.200"
2.25"
2.375"
.625"
24"
3 lbs
 
Douglas #4
D4
1.200"
2.25"
2.125"
.650"
26"
3 1/2 lbs
 
Douglas #5
D5
1.200"
2.75"
2.00"
.700"
26"
4 lbs
 
Douglas #5A
D5A
1.200"
2.75"
2.00"
.750"
26"
 
Douglas Silhouette
DS
1.200"
2.75"
2.00"
.750"
24"
4 1/2 lbs
Douglas Featherweight
DF
1.200"
1.250"
N/A
.560"
22"
2 lbs
Douglas #6
D6
1.200"
4.00"
N/A
.750"
26"
5 1/2 lbs
Douglas #7
D7
1.200"
4.00"
N/A
.875"
26"
6 1/4 lbs
Douglas #8
D8
1.200"
4.00"
N/A
1.00"
28"
8 1/2 lbs
Douglas #9
D9
1.250"
4.00"
N/A
1.125"
30"
9 3/4 lbs
Douglas 7-W
D7W
1.060"
4.00"
N/A
.937"
28"
6 lbs
Shilen #1
S1
1.200"
2.50"
N/A
.550"
22"
2 lbs
Shilen #2
S2
1.200"
2.50"
N/A
.575"
26"
3 lbs
Shilen #3
S3
1.200"
2.50"
N/A
.625"
26"
3 lbs
Shilen #4
S4
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.650"
28"
3 lbs
Shilen #5
S5
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.700"
28"
4 lbs
Shilen #5
S5.5
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.750"
28"
4 lbs
Shilen #6
S6
1.250"
3.00"
N/A
.750"
28"
6 lbs
Shilen #7LV
S7LV
1.250"
3.00"
N/A
.840"
28"
6 lbs
Shilen #7
S7
1.250"
4.00"
N/A
.890"
28"
7 lbs
Shilen #7
S7HV
1.250"
5.00"
N/A
.940"
28"
7 lbs
Shilen #8
S8
1.250"
3.00"
N/A
1.00"
28"
7 lbs
Pac-Nor LW
PNL
1.200"
2.50"
N/A
.550"
22"
2 1/2 lbs
Pac-Nor #1
PN1
1.200"
2.50"
N/A
.600"
24"
3 lbs
Pac-Nor #2
PN2
1.200"
2.50"
N/A
.600"
24"
3 1/2 lbs
Pac-Nor #3
PN3
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.625"
28"
3 1/2 lbs
Pac-Nor #4
PN4
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.650"
28"
4 lbs
Pac-Nor #5
PN5
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.700"
28"
4 1/2 lbs
Pac-Nor #6
PN6
1.200"
3.00"
N/A
.750"
28"
5 lbs
Pac-Nor #7
PN7
1.200"
4.00"
N/A
.875"
28"
6 lbs
Pac-Nor #8
PN8
1.200"
4.00"
N/A
1.00"
28"
7 lbs
Pac-Nor NBRSA
PNV
1.230"
5.00"
N/A
.920"
26"
8 lbs
Remington Sendero
RS
1.250"
2.00"
N/A
.830"
28"
5 lbs
Remington Standard
RStd
1.220"
N/A
N/A
.650"
26"
2 lbs
Remington Magnum
RM
1.220"
N/A
N/A
.850"
26"
3 lbs
Savage Sporter
SS
1.062"
N/A
N/A
.585"
22"
3 lbs
Savage Magnum
SM
1.062"
N/A
N/A
.685"
26"
3 1/2 lbs
Savage Varmint
SV
1.062"
N/A
N/A
.800"
26"
4 lbs
Savage Bull
SB
1.062"
N/A
N/A
1.00"
26"
6 lbs



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